General

A weeklong celebration of the National Science Day was organised all over the country from Feb 20 to 28, 2019, on the theme ‘Make India Science Literate’. Various programs like seminars, talks, discussions, science experiments demonstration, video presentations and exhibitions were organised in schools, colleges and local science clubs. A brief report of the programs in different states is given below.

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The BSS Kerala chapter has instituted a public lecture programme in honour of Mr.G.S.Padmakumar, former president of Breakthrough Science Society, Kerala chapter, who had played a very significant and leading role in building up a new science movement in Kerala. The first lecture was organised on the occasion of his first death anniversary on April 28, 2019 at the seminar hall, Priyadarsini Planetarium, Thiruvananthapuram. The invited speaker was Dr Liaquat Ali, former Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Dhaka.

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The Indian scientific community and science enthusiasts across India expressed solidarity with the May 4 Global March for Science to defend science and scientific temper. As this day fell in the middle of the General Election, marches in a big way could not be held. However, in several cities and towns across the country, programs in support of the Global March were organised.

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