Karaikal port supports students to Showcase innovative science models at expo

Varichikudy 20th July, 2018: Over 700 Students exhibited their Science Models at Government Polytechnic College, Varichikudy at Karaikal as part of Dr Kalam Innovation Kids Expo organized by Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation, an initiative by Karaikal Port.

The aim of the expo was to aspire young minds in the field of Science and Technology. Karaikal Port collaborated with Space Kids India and launched Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation to inculcate learning in young minds in an interesting and innovative way. This partnership is expected to create Social Scientists in and around Karaikal, who would grow up to support the overall regional development.

More than 700 projects from 100 government and private schools from Nagapattinam, Nagore and Karaikal were on display on the expo day. The expo had Innovative and Creative projects that mainly focused on range of topics like Robotics, Aerospace, Electronics, Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics and other Innovative Topics.

Speaking on the occasion, GRK Reddy, Chairman and Promoter Director-Karaikal Port, who initiated this venture, shared his appreciation for the talented kids “We are glad to be part of this initiative -Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation which organized this expo. We believe that students are naturally inquisitive and we should create opportunities to nurture their talents and help them build their scientific temper. We look forward to continue our efforts through this foundation, so that we will have more entrepreneurs, real thinkers and problem solvers for building a better nation.”

The selected students would receive one year free training through Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation. Karaikal port has introduced many socially relevant initiatives since 2009 and believes in multi dimensional transformation of Karaikal Region. Dr. Kalam Science & Technology Foundation will be an another major step to facilitate educational initiatives that aligns with Karaikal port’s commitment to drive the region into development track. In the coming months, the port will focus on a slew of events and projects to implement the dreams of Kalam in facilitating opportunities to provide urban amenities to rural areas of Karaikal.

R. Kesavan I.A.S,District Collector, Karaikal; Ms Geetha Anandhan, MLA TR Pattinam; Dr SS Mantha,Former AICTE Chairman;Ms Reshma Nilofer Naha, First Woman River Pilot, Kolkata Port Trust;Prof Dr Vaidehi Ganesan,Retired Senior Scientist, IGCAR, Dept of Atomic Energy, Kalpakkam;Dr Soundar Rajan PM,Group director, Defense Avionics Research Establishment; Dr S. Amar Prasad Reddy,Director General, National Cyber Safety & Security Standards and Master Sabari Venkat National Awardee, Best Creative Child were present on the occasion.

Some of the Innovative Topic Entries for the Expo:

Gesture Operated Robot, Home Made Drone, Humanoid Robot In Army, Benefit of Nat Agriculture, Footboard Jammer, Low cost Mosquito repellent, Model on Agriculture Management, Women Safety Instruments, Mobile Charging with vegetables, Renewable energy from revolving doors, Model on Rain Water Harvesting, Model On Waste Management, Recycling of Polymers, Bio Fuel, Irrigation from drainage water, Solar Crop cultivation, Automatic street light, Tsunami Alarm, Re-Cycling of Carry bags, Humanoid Robots in battlefield, Sensor street light system, Producing current using vegetables.

About Karaikal Port:

Karaikal Port, an important port along the East Coast of India, handles diverse cargo. Since inception, 53 MMT of cumulative cargo has been handled at the port.

Karaikal Port has initiated Mechanization of Bulk Cargo handling system to improve the efficiency of the port. The project has reached its advanced stage of completion is expected to be commissioned by 15th September 2018.

KPPL has been providing employment opportunities directly and indirectly for more than 50,000 people in marine operations, truck operations and other important supporting fields for the last 10 years.

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