It was a unique get-together of Russian and Indian students at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on September 3, 2018, where they shared their insight and perception, which reflected their vision on further development in different spheres of life, particularly science. The students were winners of the science competition from “Sirius” Educational Centre (Russia) and the contest among the talented high school students from India.
The event was organized by the representation of Rossotrudnichestvo in India jointly with Educational Centre Sirius (Russia) and Atal Innovation Mission (India).
Among the distinguished guests of the evening who graced it with their appearance were: Ramanathan Ramanan, Director of the Atal Innovation Mission, Igor Anosov, Programme Director at Educational Centre “Sirius”, Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Director of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, and Dr. N. Vedachalam, Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre and Professor at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO.
Guided by Ms. Tatyana Perova, Head of the Russian Language Teachers’ Training Centre, RCSC, they availed the opportunity of acquainting with the activities of the RCSC by visiting the exhibition “Russian civilization”, Roerichs’ Museum, exposition of Russian applied art, Institute of Russian Language, and the library. They also were treated with a colourful concert presented by the students of the Institute of Russian Language, School of Russian Classical Ballet and the Russian Embassy School at the A.M. Kadakin Concert Hall.
It was indeed a lively and energetic seminar on “The Future of Russian-Indian Cooperation” at the Cinema Hall. Both Russian and Indian student surprised the gathering with their deep enthusiasm, aptitude, innovative ideas, and fore vision on the prospects in the development of different fields of activities, particularly on defence industry, space science, agricultural development, exploration of nuclear and solar energy, opening up of increasing opportunities for intensification of research and development, environmental and ecological prosperity, etc. They brought into focus the global challenges facing the youth in modern world, increasing risks and threats to life and health of people, sustainable use of natural resources, etc, and their solution in the context of bilateral cooperation and in terms of global development. They were prompt and creative in the quiz on historical dates, public and political figures, artists and painters of both countries.
The most significant part of the seminar was an educative and informative briefing done by two top-ranking distinguished Indian space scientists Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai and Dr. N. Vedachalam. First and foremost, the scientists acknowledged the timely support with technical know-how received from the Soviet Union when India’s space activities took off with a humble beginning at the Thumba Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) in Trivandrum. Turn-by-turn, these two brilliant scientists explained to the students their intense interest in the intrinsic scientific details on paramount aspects of remote-sensing, weather-forecast, communication, agricultural development, societal needs, solar system, Chandryan-II mission and Mangalyan projects with remarkable perspective. They stressed on the quest to unveil the mysteries of universe for the broader benefit of humanity, underlying thereon the credible contribution and landmark achievements made by Indian scientists towards this goal.
At the end of the programme all participates received memorable gifts from the RCSC.