Inauguration of ECAS programme for the Academic year 2022-2023
Every Child A Scientist (ECAS) programme, for the academic year of 2022-2023 was inaugurated through video conferencing on 15 May 2023. 36 students from Poompuhar took part in the virtual event.
Executive Director, Dr. G N Hariharan welcomed the dignitaries. Director, Biotechnology, MSSRF, Chennai, Dr V R Prabavathy gave a brief introduction about the ECAS programme. Head of Fish For All Research and Training Centre, Poompuhar, Dr S Velvizhi explained the significance of ECAS programme. Chairperson – MSSRF, Dr Soumya Swaminathan delivered a special address during the inauguration. Chief Financial Officer, Five – Star Business Finance Limited, Srikanth Gopalakrishnan and Principal Scientist, Biotechnology, MSSRF, Dr. Gayatri Venkataraman also participated.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.