Inspire camp held at MEPCO

5th December 2015

- The Hindu

Inspire camp held at MEPCO

A five-day Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (Inspire) camp began at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College here on Monday.

Two hundred and one students from 52 schools are attending the camp, which is organised by the Department of Chemistry of the college with the objective of creating science awareness among the student community and attract young talent to advanced studies and research in basic sciences.

Speech on global warming

In his inaugural address, V. Mariappan, Scientific Officer, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, spoke about the importance of basic sciences, global warming and preserving the nature.

He appealed to the students to have greater interest in studying science and come up with innovative concepts and technologies. Explaining the impact of carbon emission on the environment, he wanted the students to walk small distances, instead of using motorcycles, and use public transport instead of cars.

Nature should be nurtured in order to maintain ecological balance and hence, wherever possible, saplings should be planted.

S. Arivazhagan, Principal, in his presidential address, stressed the relevance and importance of basic sciences.

N. Krishnamurthy, coordinator of the camp, welcomed the gathering.

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