World Nuclear Energy
Day - 2015
Date: 2nd of Dec., 2015
Venue : K.B.P. College, Vashi
World Nuclear Energy Day 2015
Dates: 2nd of Dec., 2015. Venue : K.B.P. College, Vashi.
Navi Mumbai Science Foundation (NMSF) and Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College (KBPC) in association with Indian Association for Radiation Protection and Maharashtra Academy of Sciences conducted the "World Nuclear Energy Day", on 2nd of Dec 2015, the anniversary of the first criticality of the first reactor constructed by Famous American Scientist Enrico Fermi. In this event that took place in KBPC, the chief guest Padma Vibhushan Prof. R. Chidambaram displayed an impressive list of technology developed by DAE organization. Prof. Chidambaram emphasized the importance of research output its centres. He said that the true strength of a country comes from its knowledge based economy and stressed on the contribution of DAE in this direction.
Dr. Bhardwaj, Chairman AERB, talked about safety in operating nuclear reactors by comparing it with natural radioactivity. The use of radioactivity in various fields from noninvasive scanning, medical treatment to sewage processing. He described role of AERB in maintaining the use of radioactivity in safe regime.
In Panel discussion Dr. S. Kailas, Rajaramanna Fellow of BARC chaired the panel discussion which discussed the fear arising due to myths around nuclear energy. Scientists from BARC, NPCIL and AERB were panel members.
NMSF Chairman Dr. Bhagwat said that events like this educate the young minds and encourage students to participate in debates regarding nuclear power with right information rather than fears and misinformation.