Media Awareness and Public Relation Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai in association with Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda organised a seminar on ‘Nuclear Technology: Scripting National Technology and Exhibition on ‘BARC Technologies’. The seminar and exhibition was attended by around 300 participants who included engineering and agricultural faculty, school teachers and students from across Goa. Students from eight schools also visited the exhibition.
The event was inaugurated by chief guest, scientist and chairman, Safety Council, BARC, K Jayarajan in presence of guest of honour, area convener of TERI, Fraddry D’Souza; head of media awareness and public relation section, BARC, Mumbai, R K Singh; rector Fr Paul D’Souza; director Fr Kinley D’Cruz; principal Neena Panandikar and professor head of mechanical department, Ajit Salunke.
In his keynote Jayarajan explained the motto of BARC ‘Atoms in the Service of the Nation’ and covered areas like radio isotopes and handling, electromagnetic spectrum, radiation protection and applications in areas like healthcare, electricity, national security, archaeology, food processing, etc.
Scientific officer, BARC Rahul Kalwat delivered a session on ‘Career Opportunities in BARC’. R K Singh delivered a session on ‘Atomic Energy for Sustainable Development and Public Perception’.
The exhibition showcased various exhibits related to indigenous technologies developed by BARC including the nuclear reactor Bhabhatron for cancer treatment, mutant seeds and crops, nuclear treatment of sewage waste, sterilisation of medical equipment; reverse osmosis processes, etc. It also had interactive videos highlighting the various achievements and milestones of BARC.