Terumo Penpol celebrated National Technology Day in association with Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology as a curtain-raiser event the other day. The programme was conducted to honour the achievements of the nation in the field of science and technology and also to inspire the younger generation to work for the development of the nation through science. S Ramakrishnan, director of VSSC, the chief guest on the occasion, spoke about the role of technology towards making life easier.
C Padmakumar, executive director of Terumo Penpol, stressed on developing scientific temper - being open to ideas, ready to argue, debate and arrive at conclusions based on data. Sathish Mundayoor, scientist at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, welcomed the gathering. A panel discussion on ‘Technology for better health’ was conducted with the participation of experts.
It was followed by a quiz conducted by R Narayanan, former vice-president (Learning and Development) of TCS in which 168 students participated. Vignesh R Krishnan and Athira Vijay, students of Mannam Memorial Residential Higher Secondary School, won the first prize in high school and higher secondary categories respectively.
Students from various schools in and around the district participated in the event.