SRINAGAR, June 9 : Governor N. N. Vohra, today said that the exchange visits of scientists and students from various institutions of higher learning and high-end research, from within the country and abroad, facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations for sharing research outcomes and experiences.
The Governor was interacting with a group of 38 scientists from the Helsinki University and the Geological Survey of Finland, who called on him at Raj Bhavan here this evening. These scientists arrived here today on a 10-day visit of the State for field work to study the Himalayan Geology, besides having interactions with the faculty, scientists and students of the Kashmir University.
They will visit various geologically important places in Ladakh region and undertake field work. This visit of scientists is a follow up of the visit of Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University, to Helsinki University, in October 2011, for discussions on Himalayan Geology.
Interacting with the visiting scientists, the Governor, who is Chancellor of the Kashmir University, shared his own past experiences of visiting and working in Ladakh in the early 1960s. He observed that Ladakh is a fascinating area where considerable scientific work can be undertaken on Himalayan Geology. Welcoming the scientists, he hoped that their visit would pave the way for varied Indo-Finnish scientific research collaborations. He also spoke about his visits to Finland in the past years.
The scientists spoke about some of their research projects in the Himalayan Geology arena with the Governor.
Earlier, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University, briefing the Governor about the visit of the scientists from Finland said that they will hold discussions with the faculty and students of the Kashmir University and discuss possibilities of future research collaborations with the varsity as well as the students exchange programme.
Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor, was present on the occasion.