Sanjay Rungta Group hosts BARC Exhibition

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, Oct 12: “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” was organised by RSR Rungta College of Engineering and Technology run by Sanjay Rungta Group of Institutions, in association with Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) under the “BARC Outreach and Awareness Programme”. The main objective of this program was to promote the importance and knowledge of nuclear energy for peace, strength and prosperity.
A seminar and exhibition was organised under this programme. The keynote speakers of the seminar were Dr Sudhanshu Saxena, Dr PC Saroj & Dr RK Singh Senior scientists who came from BARC, and Principal Scientist Dr Deepak Sharma and Research/Plant Breeder Dr Parmeshwar Sahu from Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur.
Scientists from BARC informed in the seminar that Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai is a multi-disciplinary contributor in the fields of agriculture, food preservation, health, industry, drinking water purification, radiopharmaceuticals, and production of radioisotopes, nuclear technology and national strategic missions research center.
They informed about the international projects run by BARC. They also stated that BARC has developed 52 different varieties of crops in the last years. BARC has also introduced Nisargruna biogas technology for waste management and recycling of agriculture and abattoirs. BARC has advanced water treatment technology in more than 50 villages in India.
Bhabha Kavach is a bulletproof jacket that provides personal protection against different levels of threat and a special process Level 3 and Level 3+ developed at BARC is used to manufacture this jacket. Scientists also shared information about Apsara-U, a new research reactor built by BARC.
Along with this, information related to BARC’s contribution to international projects was provided. Further in the seminar, the scientists highlighted the importance of supercomputers and said that the development of supercomputers has been done to support multidisciplinary activities and to meet the growing needs of computing and communication facilities.
The Anupam Supercomputer Project at BARC has been meeting the ever-increasing demand for number crunching power over the past few decades. In this program, scientists shared their knowledge and research opportunities in the fields of food technology, electron beam radiation technology and nuclear energy.
Dr Deepak Sharma, Principal Scientist of Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, in his address said that Chhattisgarh’s first hybrid rice (Indira Sona) and Chhattisgarh’s first rice mutant (Trombay Chhattisgarh Dubraj Mutant-1) were developed with the joint efforts of the University and BARC.
They also developed 05 rice mutants from traditional rice land of Chhattisgarh with the help of radiation induced mutation breeding. Dr Sharma told that he had been a member of the team for the development of 18 varieties of rice for the state of Chhattisgarh. After the seminar, BARC’s research in various fields was showcased with technical poster presentation.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Group Chairman Sanjay Rungta by cutting the ribbon. Researchers, faculties and graduate students from the fields of science and engineering participated in the seminar.
Chairman Sanjay Rungta, Director Saket Rungta, Principal Dr SV Deshmukh, Dean Dr Lokesh Singh, MBA Department Head Dr J Anjaneya made their dignified presence in the exhibition. Seminar and exhibition were organized by Prof Sandeep Somkuwar and Prof Prateek Pandya with the help of the members of the student committee. Group Chairman Sanjay Rungta sent congratulations to the organizing committee for successful conduction of the seminar and poster exhibition.

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