Team Dhaksha, Centre for Aerospace Research, Anna University was endowed with Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam award for excellence in Research and Development in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on the 72nd independence day celebrations from The honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri. Edapadi Palanisami. Also the team was awarded with a cash price of Rs. 5 Lakhs with the award. The award was received by Dr.S.Thamarai Selvi (Principal Investigator), Dr.K.Senthil Kumar (Director), Shri.C.U.Hari (Senior Project Consultant) and Dr. A. Rasheed Mohammed (Senior Research Scientist) on behalf of the team. The team was congratulated for their efforts in the research and development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and appreciated for the services provided during various disaster management, surveillance and rescue missions.