The Precise Energy-2022 science Olympiad in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry ends with the award ceremony held today, October 21 at the Russian House in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. ROSATOM together with ANO Energy of the Future in partnership with the Russian House in Chennai, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute MEPhI and Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre organized the event.
The olympiad was organized for the second time in Tamil Nadu, where ROSATOM along with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) constructs Kudankulam NPP. Olympiad was held in two rounds: over 7,000 students took part in the preliminary round and more than 720 of them qualified for the final round.
Students from 24 universities and colleges of Tamil Nadu participated in the senior level competition, comprising separate written tests in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, while school pupils from 50 schools took part in junior level written tests. School and college students from Tamil Nadu competed in junior level and demonstrated their knowledge in general science test. The preliminary round was judged by a jury panel, comprising teachers from the local educational institutions, while the final round judgement was done by specially invited Russian Professors from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.
In senior level, top-3 participants from each subject were awarded, while another three top performers got awards in the junior level. The winners are Ragul Raj M from Anna University (in Physics), Ajit Ashok from Anna University (in Mathematics), Subashri A from SDNB Vaishnav College (in Chemistry) and Asilkhalifa from St - John's English School (in Junior level).
The ceremony was attended by the representatives of local education institutions and local community. The awards were handed over by Oleg Avdeev, Consul General of the Russian Federation in South India; Nina Dementsova, Head of Communications Department, JSC Atomstroyexport, Dr. S Soundararaja Perumal, executive director of Tamil Nadu Science and Technology centre; Gennadii Rogalev, Director of Russian House in Chennai; Aleksandr V. Nakhabov, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the department of "Nuclear Physics and Engineering", NRNU МЕРhI; and Kseniia Elkina, Manager, Rosatom South Asia Company.
Nina Dementsova, Head of Communications Department, JSC Atomstroyexport (ROSATOM’s Engineering Division) in her speech told to the young audience: “The joint main prize for all the participants and winners is the bright future that you are molding for your country, keeping in the spirit of the great Mahatma Gandhi’s bequest: ‘What is possible for one is possible for everybody.”
“We in ROSATOM value knowledge and education very much, and we have seen so many successful participants (more than 7000) from the region of Kudankulam NPP construction for the second time at the Precise Energy-2022, which was a great showcase of how advance and up-to-date science education in India is. Youth is the future and we believe that future of this country is in good hands!,” Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO, Rosatom South Asia, said.