The first part of 20 century belonged to Physics and second part belonged to Biology and now the first part of 21 century belongs to Chemistry and it is for this subject to solve the problems in materials and design, atmosphere and environment and energy, said K. Pichumani, Head, Natural Products Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University.
He was delivering the special address at the valedictory event of the radio serial, ‘Colours of Life' of Vigyan Prasar as part of the celebrations of International Year of Chemistry held at Lady Doak College and organised by Tamil Nadu Science Forum recently.
Releasing the audio CD containing 13 episodes of the serial, Maha Somaskandamoorthy, Assistant Director, All India Radio said that in the human evolution, the bent shape found in the body of ape man straightened over the period and with the help of science which too grew simultaneously the modern man became erect.
P. Rajamanickam, principal investigator of this Radio project said that the first part was prepared with the involvement of 70 professors, teachers and students from 6 colleges and 2 schools and thus the project was able to identify and hone the creative skills of these students.
Mary Esther Rani, Head, Department of Botany distributed certificates and mementos to the participants. K. Kadasri district secretary, TNSF and Sakkarai Murukesa pandian, programme executive AIR felicitated the participants. K. Yazhini, assistant professor, LDC welcomed the gathering and P. Padma, radio programme coordinator proposed a vote of thanks.