MCAA Indian Chapter kick-off meeting
Around 30 Members of the Indian Chapter participated in the launch event, which took place online. Fruitful interactions, suggestions and discussion gave rise to many proposals for activities in 2018. Praveen Kumar, Chair of the Indian Chapter, summarised the meeting for us.
Participants discussed having at least three Chapter meetings. One would take place in Europe, and could take place before or after the general assembly. The remaining two events would take place in different locations in India. All would be opportunities for raising awareness of the Marie Curie actions and the India Chapter, as well as networking.
Having focal point members around the globe to disseminate information and organise Chapter activities was suggested, as was having more partially sponsored activities to promote the Chapter around the globe.
Responsibility for social networking was given to Dr Neelam and Ms Arathi Kizhedath.
Several outreach activities, such as a scientific photo competition, blog writing etc. were suggested, to be launched in association with
the MCAA head office.
A proposal for a webinar series was welcomed, and responsibility for the initiative was awarded to Mr Mayank and Mr Kishor.
The meeting was coordinated by Dr Praveen Kumar, Chapter Chair, while Dr Kiran and Dr Amit – both board members – outlined the Chapter’s mandate.