National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) a constituent institution of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, is a premier
aerospace research and technology development organization of the country. Over the last 5 decades, NAL has successfully
contributed to the growth of aerospace activities in the country in particular to the projects of national importance in the defence and space sectors. This has been done through building up of expertise
and establishing various facilities and needed. In the last decade, NAL has also taken up the mandate for the design and development of small civil aircraft for the national needs. As a result of its
successful efforts and significant contributions, NAL has come to be recognized internationally as a major center for aerospace research and development activities.
March 8, 1911 was declared as the International Women's day (IWD) in recognition of the achievements in the economic, political and socialspheres by women across the world.
CSIR-NAL has been celebrating International Women's Day since 2001. Inspiring talks from eminent personalities have been organized over the past 10 years by inviting women who have made significant contributions in their respective fields of activity to address and share their experiences.
Women achievers who have made significant contribution from different spheres of walk viz., educationists, aviation, lawyers, doctors, ITprofessionals have graced this occasion since 2001
CSIR-NAL had organized a seminar on 'Women in Aerospace in
India (Aerowomen)' during 13-14 December 2001 with the main objective to
bring together the Indian women in the field of Aerospace and identify
their scientific and technical contributions. In this context, the
seminar was, perhaps, the first of its kind held in India. It was also
aptly conducted in the ' Women's Empowerment Year - 2001' declared by the
Government of India.
"Aerowomen Girl child Award' has been instituted from the interest of the
amount saved from the seminar to help girl children of NAL employees who
have completed the XII Board exams with flying colours to pursue their
higher studies since 2007.