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Chandrayaan Project Director M. Annadurai urges students

New moon tales:Chandrayaan I and II Project Director Mylswamy Annadurai speaking at the Institute Day celebrations of Institute of Road and Transport Technology near Erode on Saturday. -PHOTO:M. GOVARTHAN
New moon tales:Chandrayaan I and II Project Director Mylswamy Annadurai speaking at the Institute Day celebrations of Institute of Road and Transport Technology near Erode on Saturday. -PHOTO:M. GOVARTHAN

Study of science in mother tongue could help in the flow of natural brilliance and sharper thinking process, Chandrayaan I and II Project Director, Mylswamy Annadurai, has said.

World over, scientists especially those from Germany, France and Russia used their mother to speak and study science, he said, addressing engineering and technology students of Institute of Road and Transport Technology near here on Saturday.

Urging students to study science and related subjects in their mother tongue, he said, “It will help you develop a good understanding on science and technology concepts.”

Participating in the on the Institute Day celebrations, Mr. Annadurai said, “The belief in learning science and technology in only English should be dispelled. Students learning their subjects in Tamil should not feel inferior.” He, however, asked the students to learn English language as a tool for communication.

Explaining the Chandrayaan I and its objectives, he said the mission had put India in the select group of nations exploring the moon. “We have faced so many challenges during the mission. But we are successful and have also found water in moon during our mission,” he said.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation would successfully carry out the Chandrayaan II mission, for which the works are under progress, he asserted.

Later he distributed certificates and medals to the students who excelled in both academic and extra curricular activities. Two organic farmers were also honoured during the function. The institute donated a sum of Rs. 1 lakh to the Facebook Friends Foundation.

Institute of Road Transport Director P. Rajan, in his address, called upon the students to take full advantage of the resources available in the college and Internet to enhance their knowledge.

Institute Principal L. Peter Stanley Bebington presented the annual report.

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