Mangaluru: St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru and National Association for Applications of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) Mumbai in association with Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT) Navi Mumbai organized a National Seminar on Applications of Radioisotopes & Radiation in Industry, Healthcare, and Agriculture, on September 10 and 11. The seminar was organized by the Physics Department and sponsored by Board of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Govt. of India.
The seminar was inaugurated by Shri S A Bharadwaj Chairman Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Govt. of India at Fr L.F Rasquinha Hall of the college. In his inaugural address he narrated the importance of radioisotopes in various field of science namely, Healthcare and agriculture. He said “Natural radiation is present everywhere which cannot be avoided. The amount of radiation from nuclear power plants is always less than the allowed limit prescribed by the Radiation monitoring agencies.
“People should not be under the impression of wrong data and hence they have to refer the data published by International agencies”, he added.
Dr Pratibha Jolly, Principal Miranda House University College for Women, University of Delhi and Member Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet Govt. of India, was the guest of honor. She narrated the importance of technology. She said, “Unless we update the technical capabilities we will perish”.
Shri N K Anand President NAARRI spoke on the importance of learning new technologies by the young generations.
Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz S J Rector St Aloysius College Institutions presided over the function. In his presidential remarks he thanked all funding agencies of the seminar and all those who contributed to the success of the seminar.
Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ Principal of the College gave his message and congratulated the participants who have been taken pain to attend the seminar in spite of their inconvenience of travel.
Mr John John Chandy Secretary NAARRI spoke about the scope of the seminar. Dr Chandra Shekhara Shetty Convener of the seminar welcomed the gathering and Dr Rita Crasta Organizing Secretary proposed vote of thanks. Ms Jenice Goveas from the Department of Chemistry compered the program.
The following resource persons will be delivering talk in the seminar for the next two days.
1. Dr. S.F. D’Souza Former Associate Director Biotech group BARC
2. Shri. G. Ganesh Chief executive BRIT Mumbai
3. Dr. J. P Agarwal, Head Radiation Therapy Tata memorial Hospital Mumbai
4. Dr. S. K. Srivastava Radiation Oncology Appolo Mumbai
5. Dr. Sharmila Banerjee Head Radiation Medicine Centre Mumbai
6. Dr. Lalit Vashney Head Radiation Technology Division BARC Mumbai
7. Dr. Guatam Food Technology Division BARC
8. Shri.S.K Malhotra Raja Ramanna Fellow DAE
9. Dr. A.K. Kohli Raja Ramanna fellow DAE
10. Dr. Ashutosh Dash Head R.Ph Division, BARC
11. Dr. Dash Sharma Head Radiation safety Division, AERB
12. Sri Laksminnarayana Bhandi BRIT Mumbail
13. Dr M. R. A. Pillai M.D. Molecular Group of companies Mumbai
On the occasion of National seminar a public lecture is organized on September 11 in the college premises. The topic of seminar is “Public Perceptions about Atomic Energy-Myths Vs Realities”. The lecture will be delivered by Mr S K Malhotra from the Department of Atomic Energy. It is open to all. All the general public are requested to make use of the opportunity.