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Inspiring them: Chandrayaan Project Director Mylswamy Annadurai interacting with students at the National Science Day function of Periyar University in Salem on Sunday. —
Inspiring them: Chandrayaan Project Director Mylswamy Annadurai interacting with students at the National Science Day function of Periyar University in Salem on Sunday. —

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It will enhance the quality of research: Mylswamy Annadurai

SALEM: Stressing the need for learning science and technology through Tamil, Chandraayan Project Director Mylswamy Annadurai pointed out that adopting one’s mother tongue for scientific and technical studies and experiments would enhance the quality of research further.

Distributing Sir C. V. Raman awards to research scholars and interacting with students at Salem Periyar University here on Sunday, Mr. Annadurai that only science could bring pride to the language and its users.

“Human characteristics are based on the tenets of science and social science,” he pointed out.

Alien language would destroy the natural brilliance in children who could even lose the thinking capacity.

The belief in learning science and other allied subjects in English only should be dispelled.

Thinking in one’s mother tongue would enhance the thinking capacity he said and added that the language should be developed with scientific temper. He called on the youth to develop full scientific knowledge.

Learning was not important. But how and what we had learnt were important.

The men behind the success of Chandrayaan project had learnt in their mother tongues.

If one utilized the opportunity perfectly, success would follow him, he said and added that teachers would have to play a key role in this arena.

They should guide the students towards study and research with devotion and commitment. They should inculcate the culture of research in them.

Mr. Annadurai while interacting with the students pointed out that ISRO was committed towards saving the planet.

“We are also studying the impact of Global Warming in Moon and in space. Certain precautionary steps also are being taken up while we undertake missions,” he said.

Presiding over the function, Vice Chancellor M. Thangaraju said that the scientific exploits of Indians in space had drawn the world attention towards India.

He asked the students to develop research skills and address the issues concerning with environment such as Global Warming. Science should benefit mankind, he said.

Mr. Annadurai also distributed Sir C. V. Raman awards to C. Sekar (Department of Physics, Salem Periyar University), K. Raju (Department of Botany, Kandaswamy Kandar College, Velur) and K. M. Govindaraju and V. Collins Arun Prakash (Research scholars, Department of Chemistry, Salem Periyar University).

National Science Day paper presentations winners:

Life Sciences: Students: 1. T. Natarajan, 2. G. Priyadarshini; Research scholars: 1. M. Deepa, 2. R. Sakthipriya; Mathematical Sciences: Students: 1. V. Divya Prabha, 2. G. Revathi; Research scholars: 1. R. Sangeetha, 2. S. Kokila; Physical, Chemical and Geological Sciences: Research scholars: 1. S Arivazhagan (Geology). 2. C. Roumana (Physics).

Registrar S. Gunasekaran, Principal, Kandaswami Kandar College N. C. Chandrasekaran, S. Anbazhagan (Geology department) and K. Thangavel (Computer Sciences) spoke on the occasion.

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