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5-day plasma exhibition in city college

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SHILLONG, March 17: A plasma exhibition, first-of-its-kind in Meghalaya, was organised by Sankardev College, in collaboration with the Institute of Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, an institution of the Department of Atomic Energy, along with the Centre for Plasma Physics, Guwahati, in the college’s auditorium. The event was held from March 11 to 15.
The exhibition saw participation of about 1,500 students from educational institutions across the city and the East Khasi Hills district.
The Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics along with the IQAC of the College organised the five-day event.
The unique plasma exhibits were transported all the way from Gujarat and senior scientists from IPR, Gandhinagar and CPP, Guwahati, were the resource persons.
A total of 60 student volunteers of the college were trained in explanation of the exhibits to the visitors, mostly students.
The valedictory function was held on the concluding day of the event. Chief Secretary Donald Wahlang was the chief guest of the occasion, while Syed A Razi, IRTS, Commissioner and Secretary, Education department, Prof P Nongkynrih and members of the college’s governing body along with special invitees  attended the event in the presence of a large number of students from different schools and colleges including NEHU and NIT, Meghalaya.
The chief guest, in his speech, lauded the efforts of the college’s initiative of organising the exhibition, which, he said, has helped develop scientific interest amongst the student fraternity, particularly on Plasma, the fourth state of matter.
Dr AV Ravi Kumar, Head Outreach Division, IPR, Gandhinagar, gave an overview about the exhibition and also explained some of the plasma exhibits to the chief guest.
College Principal Dr Eureka FP Lyngdoh delivered the welcome address, while the vote of thanks was proposed by IQAC coordinator Manbor S Warjri.

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