CHENNAI:A two-day international conference which attempts to create convergence on technological issues related to food security, health, environmental issues and information technology, was inaugurated at the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) by Governor K Rosaiah, on Friday.
The conference will see around 600 research paper presentations and around 1,000 participants from India, Kazhakasthan, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Pakistan and Bangladesh engaging in seminars, at the institute.
The conference will include discussions about the millennium development goals of the United Nations and its impact on society. “Things like how to write a research paper, how to get patents, etc., will be discussed at the event,” said a co-ordinator.
Apart from Rosaiah, the key note speaker was a professor from Berlin University Kristina French and other guests included former Anna University Vice-Chancellor D Viswanathan and Professor C Rose and Kasi Rao from the institute.
“The conference will discuss the importance of IT professionals and pave the way to accommodate and accelerate the technological growth along with cost effectiveness,” said Rosaiah.
While Viswanathan pointed out that this was a unique and much-needed conference, Rose explained how CLRI’s pioneering research was contributing towards the food security, environment and technology.
Kasi Rao mentioned that optimum use of resources and research was necessary for nation’s sustainable growth.