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, 2018. The seminar is organized by the Physics Department and is 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 on 10 September 2018 at 9.00 a.m. at Fr L.F Rasquinha Hall, LCRI, St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru. 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.
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. 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.