Scientific Equipment Handover and Interaction Program was held today on the premises of Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), Tribhuvan University. The program welcomed Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Ms. Elisabeth von Capeller as a guest of honour.
Scientific Equipments were handed over to RECAST through the ambassador in the program. A PCR machine, an optical microscope and a Differential Scanning Calorimeter was provided to RECAST. These instruments will be jointly used by RECAST and National Innovation Centre founded by Mahabir Pun. PhD students at RECAST expressed their happiness and excitement by the arrival of the instruments and plan to use them in their PhD work.
PhD Scholar in Switzerland Ranjan Mishra who coordinated to make this handover possible said that he hopes these instruments will be used to produce research projects and requested the executive director of RECAST, Prof. Dr. Rameshwar Adhikari to make the instruments available for students in high schools and undergrads too. Prof. Adhikari assured the instruments will be rightly used and properly maintained. Nepal Polymer Institute also provided support for this handover.
Ambassador Ms. Capeller pointed out that research should be connected to the society, it should be connected to the lives of people so that it betters their lifestyle. Local technology should be used to develop the society and nation voiced researcher of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Dr. Suresh Dhungel. Prof. Adhikari ended the program thanking the Swiss institutions and Swiss government and requested for further help and cooperation.