Salters’ chemistry camp concludes

RONO HILLS, Feb 1: The three-day residential Salters’ chemistry camp at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) for Class 9 students from government, underprivileged and aided schools concluded here on Thursday.
The camp was organised by the university’s chemistry department in association with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RCS) and the Salters’ Institute, both based in London.
Seventy students from 13 different government schools of Papum Pare district participated in the camp, during which they performed experiments, including laboratory-based hands-on experiments.
On the last day of the camp, the students were taken on an educational tour of the RGU’s botanical garden and the Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Fishes, Fishery and Aquatic Ecology Lab of the RGU’s zoology department.
During the valedictory function, feedback was sought from the participants, and Dr Harunar Rashid, the local coordinator of the camp, thanked the schools and the parents of the students for sending their children for the programme.
Tadar Yanya, a student from the government higher secondary school in Naharlagun, thanked the entire unit of Salters’ and the RSC, as well as the university’s MSc students and PhD scholars, for organizing the programme.