To celebrate “International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical elements”, a seminar was held on January 02, 2019 in Hyderabad (India) on “Contribution of Mendeleev – A True Genius”. Speakers on the event included (a) School Students (b) Chemistry Professionals.
Dr. B. Saha, Director – R&D, L R Research Laboraories, NACL Industries welcomed the participants. It was followed by introductory speeches by Mr. K. Siddaiah and Mr. Mani Prasad. Master Abhi Vishwakarma spoke on “Early Life and Achievements of Mendeleev”. Master P. V. Sai Rohan then spoke on “Elements of the Periodic Table”. The topic of Master S. Yashwanth was “Mendeleev’s life”. Master S. Yatin Sai also spoke on “Life of Mendeleev”. Amongst the students speakers, the last speech was delivered by Miss Shubhangi Viswakarma on “Mendeleev”.
After presentations by the school students, Dr. S. Venkat Reddy spoke on “Element 101-Mendelevium”. Dr. B. Saha then made a detailed presentation on “Mendeleev – A True Genius”. He covered all aspects of Mendeleev’s contribution as a scientist. Dr. G. Venkata Narayana spoke on “Elements 115 to 118”. Mr. S. Laxmi Narayana’s topic was “Periodic Trends and Patterns”. Dr. Kamlesh Vishwakarma then gave “An Overview of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table”. Dr. NJC Reddy reviewed “History of Periodic Table”. Last speech was delivered by Mr. J. Srinivasa Rao on “Periodic Table”.
A “Quiz Competition was also held on “Mendeleev and Periodic Table”. Mr. S. Janardan got 1st prize in Quiz Competition while the 2nd prize went to Mr. K. Koteswara Rao.
Towards the end, student participant Miss Shubhangi Viswakarma thanked the organizers for giving students an opportunity to deliver speech on “Mendeleev” and “Periodic Table”. Dr. B. Saha thanked all participants for making the seminar a “Grand Success”.
The official Opening Ceremony of IYPT2019 is on the 29th of January 2019 in Paris, France. More information and registration via www.iypt2019.org/opening-ceremony.