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Programme by Indian Association for Radiation Protection School of Liberal Studies (SLS), in collaboration with Indian Association for Radiation Protection (IARP), conducted a Radiation Protection Awareness Programme in PDPU during 30-31 March 2017. It immensely helped to understand nuclear radiation related issues better by removing many of prevailing misperceptions. The students got an opportunity to listen to eminent nuclear scientists from BARC and Kakrapara nuclear power plant and saw the reactor models, radiation measuring devices, etc. Eminent nuclear scientists namely Dr KS Pradeepkumar, Dr. A.K. Patra, Dr. M.K. Jha, and Dr. R.K. Dubey elaborated on issues pertaining to utility of nuclear energy, role of Department of Atomic Energy, and socio-economic importance of radiation technology. They also measured the background radiation level within PDPU campus for our understanding that radiation is a fact of life. Programme inauguration and Welcome of the dignitaries by Prof. S. Mishra, Centre for Liberal Studies Lecture Delivered by Dr. K. S. Pradeepkumar, AD, HSEG, BARC on “Nuclear and Radiological Safety” Lecture delivered by Shri R. K. Dubey, STO(M), Nuclear Training Centre, Kakrapar Gujarat Site on "Indian Nuclear Power programme" 12