"So far, we have been talking about Public Private Partnership.
But, the future concept will be Public Private People's Participation," he said.
Lauding the Velammal Group for rising to a prominent position in academic arena from a humble beginning 25 years ago, Dr. Samathanam said that educational institutions like the Velammal College should also put efforts in research, technology generation and projects.
Support for Young Scientists
S. Vincent, Member - Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai, said that the Council would support all innovative ideas of 'young scientists' and asked the organisers of the science exhibition to pass on the creative ideas / impressive projects put up by the students at this expo to the Council for giving proper shape to them.
He told the students who are interested in science and research to lay focus on the important fields where India wants immediate attention - water purification / potable water, power sector and public health issues.
M.V. Muthuramalingam, Chairman, Velammal Educational Trust, who presided over the valedictory function, said that 'Science Utsvav - 2010' is the third major science event organised by the Velammal Group in the last 25 years.
"Students across the country have exhibited their skills with enthusiasm. This is an opportunity to mould the young students in to scientists," he said.