The Department of Chemistry conducted a knowledge dissemination programme, “SCIENTIA2k23” on the topic “Chemistry in Everyday Life”, on January 25, 2023, at 1:30 pm in Govt. High School, Nochima. The programme aimed to raise awareness about the importance of chemistry in day-to-day life. A PowerPoint presentation and video clippings related to the topic were prepared by the first-year BSc Chemistry students of Al Ameen College and presented to 9th-grade students of the school.
The programme was inaugurated by the vice principal of the school. The session started with a silent prayer. The welcome address was given by the programme coordinator, Dr. Shadiya MA, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Al Ameen College, and introduced the students who handled the classes. The classes were taken by Mohammed Ameer, N. A. Faris, and Sameera Navas of IBSc Chemistry. She has created awareness about the programme and also highlighted the precautions to be kept in mind while using various chemicals that we use in our day-to-day lives, like those present in food additives, cosmetics, medicines, etc., which created a scientific thrust in the minds of students. The presentation started with an interesting video of chemistry in everyday life. The students were given knowledge regarding basic life activities such as daily chores, vitamins, food additives, cooking, cosmetics, and the hazards of pollution. The session effectively supplemented the programme, making it more rewarding and treasurable.
The audience also interacted well. 39 students from Govt. High School in Nochima participated in the programme. The programme was concluded with a motivating video and vote of thanks done by Afeefa Razak (BSc Chemistry).