The five-day INSPIRE camp sponsored by Department of science and Technology, New Delhi, at Shivaji Science College concluded recently.
Senior Scientist at ISRO; Dr Sivasubramanian was the chief guest while Executive Member, Shri Shivaji Education Society; Hemant Kalmegh, presided over the function. Principal, Shi Shivaji Science College, Dr C J Chandekar, also graced the occasion.
In the presidential address Kalmegh said that the idea behind INSPIRE is to motivate talented Indians in to the challenging field of research. American and European nations are technological developed but are aging nations. So, in order to run their businesses on industrial empires, they need people who have technical expertise and skilled. In India 70% of the population is below the age of 35. So, if this young generation has knowledge and required skills, those nations will have to utilise our young talents and we will be one among the developed nations.
Dr Sivasubramanian started direct interaction with the participants asking them questions and getting the answers. He emphasised importance of discovery, innovation and invention in his speech. The students enjoyed interaction with the mentors of the camp.
Participants of the camp including Akash Halmare, Jasmin Singh, Jagruti Patil, Sharwari Shaharkar shared their experiences of INSPIRE camp.
Anupama Mendhe conducted the proceedings while coordinator of the camp Dr J K Keche proposed a vote of thanks.