Fiftieth anniversary of 'Silent Spring' celebratedSeptember 27th 1962 was the day on which the book 'Silent Spring' written by Rachael Carson was published. Today is its fiftieth anniversary day. This was celebrated in a befitting manner at Kochi, at 10.00 AM. The venue was St Albert's' Teachers' Training Institute and the seminar was organized by Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, a popular science movement working in Kerala.
Justice K.Sukumaran presided over the session and three different presentations were made by eminent popular science workers Prof.K.R.Janardhanan, Pof. M.Sivasankaran and Dr.C.Jayakumar.
In the first presentation the picture about the environmental set up during the last fifty years was discussed. The second presentation gave stress to the effects of pesticides on the life on earth. It took examples from the Endosulfan spray in Kasargod and its after effects. The third one was to elaborate on how these pesticides are causing genetical imbalances.
The session was attended by several teacher-students, teachers, scientists and popular science workers.