The National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences (RACES-2015) was organized at Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala. Dr. Parkash Gopalan, Director, Thapar University, Patiala inaugurated the conference. While addressing the delegates he said that researchers have to do a lot of work in the field of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences. The problem of environmental pollution and the spread of diseases can be solved by doing quality work in the field of research. He further said that use of eco-friendly scientific techniques may go a long way in saving human health and environment.
College Principal, Dr. Khushvinder Kumar welcomed the guests and the scholars. He said that the study of basic sciences must be encouraged if we want prosperity and economic progress in our country. He also disclosed that Modi College will shortly publish a regular research journal.
Dr. Sushil Mittal, Dy. Director, Thapar University, Patiala while delivering his keynote address delved deep into the health hazards of crop residual burning in Punjab. He said that smoke and polluted particles create respiratory problems in human beings especially among the children. He stressed upon the need to stop crop residual burning and adopt eco-friendly means to keep the environment safe for human health.
Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma from USA, Dr. Subhash Chander Sahu from Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma from Maullana University also spoke on the occasion.
Dr. Vinay Jain, Coordinator and Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Convener of the conference disclosed that 50 poster presentations and 55 oral presentations were made during the conference.
Dr. Aruna Bhatia, Dr. Balvinder Singh Sooch and Dr. Ramesh Kataria judged these poster presentations.
A souvenir cum abstract book was also released on the occasion.
Dr. Kuldeep Kumar and Dr. Sanjay Kumar (International Liaison) worked as the organizing secretaries of the conference.
Dr. Ashwani Sharma presented the vote of thanks.
(Dr. Khushvinder Kumar)