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Completion of 150 years of Mendeleevs Periodic Table

Chandigarh.30 September 2020:International Year of Periodic Table, IYPT-2019 (completion of 150 years of Mendeleevs Periodic Table) was celebrated over the last 10 months by Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India in collaboration with Chandigarh Chapter of Humboldt Foundation by conducting lectures in schools and colleges of Chandigarh and organizing online Poster, Essay and Declamation Competition, supported by Department of Science & Technology, Chandigarh Administration. The series of events concluded on 30th September, 2020, with distribution of prizes to the winners of competitive events in which a large number of students from schools and colleges of Chandigarh had participated actively amid lockdown (due to COVID-19 pandemic).

These lectures and other events were coordinated by Prof. Alok Srivastava, Prof. K.K. Bhasin & Prof. Tej Vir Singh, Professors of Chemistry Department, PU along with Prof. P.V. Bharatam of NIPER Mohali and Prof. Keya Dharamvir, General Secretary of SPSTI.

The winners in the said competitions were Rabhya Gupta from KBDAV School, Geetali Pathania and Akriti from St. Annes Convent School, Jatin Agarwal from Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sec-40B, Nishtha Chhatwal from Mount Carmel School, Avantika Pandey of Ajit Karam Singh Public School, Sec-45, Rahima of DAV Model School Sec-15, Kanika Thakur, Arshdeep Kaur, Tanya, and Yatika Khurana from MCMDAV College for Women and Tusheka & Sahil Sharma from G.G.D.S.D. College.

All the winners were awarded cash prizes and certificates at Paryavaran Bhawan by Shri Debendra Dalai, IFS, Director, Department of Science & Technology & Renewable Energy, Chandigarh Administration and Shri Dharam Vir, IAS (Retd.) & former Chief Secretary of Haryana. On this occasion, Prof. Ram Adhar of Banaras Hindu University and Er. ML Garg were present. The prize winning posters were displayed and were appreciated by all.

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