ROSATOM Festival of Science held in New Delhi
The ROSATOM Festival of Science in New Delhi, dedicated to 30 years of Russian-Indian cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, wrapped up today. Throughout its duration scientific and educational activities in the field of nuclear science and technology were held in Deli schools. The initiative was arranged with the support of ASE Group of Companies (a member of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation) and the Russian Center of Science and Culture in New Delhi.
Russian scientists held interactive presentations for the schoolchildren. Speakers included research scientist at the Institute for Biophysics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS SB) Egor Zadereev and research scientist at the Institute for Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine of the RAS SB Daniil Gladkikh. They touched on many topics, like the longest-living animals and the evolution of science.
Scientific journalist, editor of the popular science blog metkere.com Ilya Kabanov spoke about the most challenging scientific discoveries, breakthroughs, achievements in 2017. During the seminar, schoolchildren learned about discoveries in the field of astronomy, bioengineering, thermonuclear fusion and archeology.
On the day of Russian science - February 8 - the "Nuclear ABC book" was presented at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Delhi in two languages – English and Hindi. Schoolchildren were able to get acquainted with its content, also the books were handed over to the indian schools.
The festival ended with a ROSATOM drawing contest for children, which was held on February 9 on the territory of the Russian Embassy in Delhi. Over 100 children from Russian and Indian schools let their creativity out on the square in front of the embassy.
«The ROSATOM Science Festival is a significant event in the field of science and education, a place of attraction for the scientific community, a universal platform for dialogue and exchange of experience. Participants and guests were able to learn about modern nuclear technologies and nuclear power in general. There are many teachers here, and, of course, schoolchildren, who in the future will want to become NPP operators or build nuclear facilities. I would like to emphasize the importance of cooperation in science and education in Russia and India. Our countries have tremendous intellectual potential and remarkable educational traditions", said the director for projects in India of JSC ASE EC Vladimir Angelov.
«The nuclear industry is on the cutting edge of the Russian science for more than 70 years. Therefore, it is important for us not only to tell how the nuclear reactor works, but also to attract the interest of children in science and technology in general. This is the sphere where, undoubtedly, people of our countries have succeeded and which should remain one of the engines of bilateral relations”, added CEO of Rosatom South Asia Andrey Shevliakov.