SRMIST celebrates contribution of women and girls in science

Chennai: Ambassador of Syria to India, Riad Kamel Abbas said India is the only country to resist any form of intervention. He was the chief guest for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur. Riad said that the value of women in our society is more than half.
‘They are present in different forms such as mothers, sisters, wives, and friends. Science and education make living better for everyone, especially women. That is why our government is supporting women empowerment,’ he said.
He also urged students to complete their education and go back to their motherland so that they can contribute towards its development. SRMIST dean (sciences) D John Thiruvadigal welcomed the gathering. He said that SRMIST is giving several benefits for women researches, including seed grants. In his presidential address, SRMIST vice-chancellor Sandeep Sancheti said, ‘People are starting to realise the capacity of women in science. They are multitasking and capable of delivering what is required, although they face several challenges in domestic and professional front. We have to make sure that women in sciences are given due respect because they have a lot to deal with.’

NT Bureau