Shri. M.N. Vidyashankar, IAS - Principal Secretary to Government, Dept. of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka; Prof. C.N.R. Rao, FRS - Chief Mentor of Bangalore Nano, National Research Professor; Linus Pauling Research Professor; Honorary President, JNCASR; Chairman, Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India and Chairman, Vision Group on Science & Technology and Nanotechnology, Government of Karnataka; Dr. V.S. Acharya - Hon`ble Minister for Information Technology and Biotechnology, Higher Education, Planning & Statistics, Muzrai, Government of Karnataka; Prof. Ajay K. Sood, Professor, Indian Institute of Science; at the Bangalore Nano 2011 announcement event today (5-7-11) in Bangalore.