Chennai will be the venue of the first Festival of Science which is to be held from July 20 till July 27, 2017 as a series of nuclear science and technology educational events organized by ROSATOM and JSC ASE EC with collaboration of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Chennai (India).
As part of the programme for secondary and higher school students and teachers, Mikhail Kornienko, RF space pilot, Ilya Kabanov, science journalist, Andrey Akatov, assistant professor of the St-Petersburg State Technology Institute will deliver speeches in educational institutions of Chennai and the Center of Science and Technologies of Tamil Nadu.
Andrey Lebedev, Vice-President for the South Asia Projects of ASE Group of Companies (as part of Rosatom), pointed out that: “The Festival of Science will first of all promote development of international relations rather than facilitate the public access to the site of scientific knowledge or be a tool of generating ideas for the future. Kudankulam NPP is a symbol of the Russian-Indian relations in the nuclear power. It is our hope that the Russian-Indian cooperation will see the successful progress in future and the Festival will help to answer participants’ topical nuclear questions”.
“The Festival is to enable the participants to learn how nuclear technologies raise the human livings standards, they will learn about up-to-date methods of their use and their role in the national growth”, Alexey Pimenov, Regional Vice-President “ROSATOM - South Asia” added.
For the first time ever, the Festival will see presentation of “Nuclear A-B-C Book”in the Tamil language dedicated to nuclear issues.
Kudankulam NPP is constructed in Tamil Nadu state of India within the scope of Russian-Indian agreement dated November 20th, 1988 and its attachments dated June 21st, 1998 and the Agreement as of December 08, 2008. General Contractor (regarding detailed design, equipment supply and technical assistance) - Atomstroyexport JSC. General Designer - Atomenergoproekt JSC. Customer - Nuclear Power Corporation of India (Ltd) (NPCIL). Kudankulam NPP is constructed as per Atomenergoproekt JSC design with VVER-1000 MW power units, which fully satisfies the requirements of valid regulatory and technical documents of Russia, IAEA and which is certified for compliance with the requirements of European operating organizations club (EUR).