November 10 the Russian Cultural Centre in Trivandrum in association with the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom organized a seminar and a photo exhibition to promote Russian-Indian relations in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy. The seminar was held at the Symphony Hall of Hotel Mascot and the exhibition was held at the Roerich Art Gallery at the RCSC.
Member of Parliament (Loka Sabha) of India Mr Anirudhan Sampath inaugurated the seminar, stressing the necessity of promoting nuclear energy. “Kerala has 44 rivers but the recent experiences show that the nuclear reactors are the cost effective and environment friendly energy sources. I am very glad to know that Russia had come with the safest technology and is building 14 reactors all over the world. 20 million houses in south India will get electricity when the Kudankulam reactors will be commissioned. This is a major achievement. This co-operation between Russia and India in the field of Peaceful use of Nuclear Energy is a modal for the rest of the world”, said Mr Sampath.
President of the Trivandrum Press Club Mr. P.P.James delivered the key note address. Senior journalist Mr Jacob George, secretary of Trivandrum Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mr Raghuchandran Nair, Vice-Consul and director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Mumbai Mr Vladimir Dementiev, president of the Kerala State Electricity Board Officers’ Association Mr N.Rajieev etc. spoke on the occasion.
Honorary consul of the Russian Federation and director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Trivandrum Mr Ratheesh C.Nair welcomed the gathering and secretary of the Indo-Russian Friendship and Cultural Society Mr P.Gopinath delivered the vote of thanks.
The events were followed by nine TV channels and seven newspapers.