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Panjab University organizes special program on Technological Innovations for Atmanirbhar Bharat

Chandigarh September 17, 2022 :-

Panjab university organized a special program on “Technological Innovations for Atmanirbhar Bharat” at SAIF/CIL, Panjab University Chandigath. During the program, as per the vision of PM Modi, the role and significance of all the major government missions such as Atmanirbhar Bharat, Skilled India, Swachh Bharat, Make in India were discussed. Particularly, the importance of building a self-reliant nation through technological innovations was discussed. Prof. Narinder Singh, Department of chemistry, IIT Ropar and Prof. Ganga Ram Chaudhary, Director SAIF/CIl and Coordinator DST-STUTI PU were the keynote speakers of the event.  Prof. Narinder Singh laid a special emphasis on working towards the development of scientific process in such a way that they cater to the needs of society and nation, in particular, in a self-reliant manner. He apprised the audience with all the indigenous technologies developed by him to contribute to environmental and waste water monitoring. He discussed in detail about his scientific work in the field of sensor development from base to ultimately transfer an IoT based online water monitoring technology for remediation of water and environment.

Prof. Ganga Ram Chaudhary, spoke about Green Technologies for Environmental Sustainability where he laid special emphasis on the need to transfer scientific knowledge to technology-based commercial products. He discussed in detail about the initiatives and activities of the SAIF/CIL where he shared about all the in-house developed technologies at SAIF PU including UV Sanitization chamber & Thermal and UV Paper currency scanner, Chemical-free Car boot Sanitizer and indoor car air purifier, Specially designed wooden planters derived from waste wooden packaging of Analytical instruments etc. where the department had made significant efforts towards the missions like Swachh Bharat, Waste to wealth, Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Prof. Chaudhary talked about the importance of Skilled India Initiative led by the government and shared that SAIF PU has been continuously providing training through awareness programmes and workshops for students and researchers from Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand etc. Prof. Chaudhary presented his recently developed green and sustainable technologies for environment-friendly and economic treatment of air and waste water. He talked in detail about the recent advances in natural fiber based nanomaterials for air purification and combating hospital acquired infections. Prof. Chaudhary discussed about latest innovative measures to contribute to India’s bio-fuel requirement in future and their efficient and cost-effective production from wheat and paddy straw.

The event was attended by faculty members, research scholars, students and technical and scientific staff members of various departments and institutes. After an exhaustive discussion, the event was concluded on the note that India can become a developed nation with the power of Technological innovations. It is of utmost importance that academia should focus on industrial problems and innovations from academic institutions must be commercialized to attain sustainability.


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