BIS jointly with South Asian Regional Standards Organisation (SARSO) organised an awareness programme on regional standardisation at BIS Headquarters, New Delhi. SARSO is the regional standards body for SAARC Member States. The programme was attended by around 60 participants representing industry, government bodies, testing laboratories, regulators, trade promotion bodies, research institutions and academia etc.
Alka Panda, Director General, BIS delivered the keynote address and Dr. Syed Humayun Kabir, DG SARSO outlined the activities of SARSO. P M Pantulu, DDG (Standardization), BIS, Dr. Sanjeevan Bajaj, FICCI, Dr. Murali Kallummal, Centre for WTO Studies and Ms Indu Bikram Joshi, SARSO participated as speakers.