State Chapter News
Extend your helping hand to the cyclone ‘Amphan’ affected people
Breakthrough Science Society writes to the Prime Minister to declare the worst situation in West Bengal due to super cyclone ‘Amphan’ as national disaster.
Press Release by BSS West Bengal chapter on installation of “Ayurvedic Disinfectant Tunnel” at the premises of BITM
Dr Radhakanta Koner, Secretary, Breakthrough Science Society, West Bengal Chapter sent a memorandum today to Director, Birla Industrial & Technological Meseum, in which the Breakthrough Science Society expressed concern over installation of “Ayurvedic Disinfectant Tunnel” at the premises of BITM. In the letter, Breakthrough Science Society asked for scientific evidence of the efficacy of 2:1:1 combination of thyme, camphor and menthol in protecting humans against the novel coronavirus.
BSS West Bengal Chapter: Webinar on Covid-19 epidemic by Prof. Partha Pratim Majumdar, Director of NIBGM.
Breakthrough Science Society West Bengal chapter organised a webinar on Coronavirus epidemic on 7th May, 2020 by Prof. Partha Pratim Majumdar, Founder Director, NIBMG, Kalyani and President, Indian Academy of Science. The program was conducted as as interview and lasted over an hour and twenty minutes. Around 1200 people participated in the program.
BSS West Bengal Chapter – National Science Day Programmes
In West Bengal, the Science Day was observed extensively by organising various programs in schools, colleges and public places in different districts of the state. The programs were organised by the BSS chapters as well as by a number of science clubs affiliated to BSS. Reports from various districts follow.
Kolkata: The day was observed in Jadavpur University, Calcutta University (Rajabazar Science College), Jogamaya Devi college and Charuchandra college. Observations were also held in Hindu School, Aryakanya Mohavidyalaya and Victoria high school under the initiative of “Young scientist forum” affiliated to BSS and in two main spots of Kolkata – College street and Hazra More.
East Medinipur: The day was observed in Panskura Banamali college, Panskura High School,Tamralipta, Mahavidyalaya, Jukhiya K N Banimandir, Mugberia Gangadhar college, Haldia Dalimbachak Technical High School, Punarbasan High School, Egra college, Bajkul college, Panskura Science Centre, P C Roy science society and Ramnagar science society.
In Panskura Banamali college, quotation and poster exhibition, book stall and badge wearing were organised.
In Panskura Girls High School, anti-superstition program and slide show were organised by the members of Panskura Science Centre. Rivu Maji and Chandan Das Adhikary are seen conducting the demonstrations.
National science day observed in Madhuri Kalyanika Vidyabhaban, Tamluk
National Science Day observed by BSS, Mugberia Chapter at Jukhiya K N Banimondir. Science Model Exhibition was inaugurated by the Head Master Mr Kishor Kumar Das.
Jalpaiguri: National Science Day was observed in Central Girls High School, Fanindradeb Vidyalaya, Ananda Chandra college under the initiative of ‘Light of Science’ affiliated to BSS. A seminar was organized in Netaji Subhash foundation hall on the topic ‘Evolution of scientific thought in the present context’. Dr Apurbalal Senapati was the speaker.
Darjeeling: The day was observed by Marie Curie science club. A seminar was organised in North Bengal University on the topic ‘Corona virus’ and ‘History of Science in India’
South 24 Parganas: Science day programs were organised in Dimond harbour High School, Kakdip Sundarban Adarsha Vidyalaya, Dharapara High School, Ghoradol High School and Krishna Nagar High School. A discussion was held in Radhakantapur in the presence of Shri Kingsuk Halder of BSS.
Paschim Bardhaman : The day was observed in Hirapur Manikchand Higher Secondary School, Eastern Rail High School and Assansole Girl’s college under the initiative of S N Bose science club.
Purulia: National Science Day was observed in 27 schools. Also observational programs were held in Sidho Kanho Birsha University and Raghunathpur college.
State Level Online Science Cultivation Programme
The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by World Health Organisation (WHO). People are confined in their home. Scientists, doctors, and medical staff are working on war footing to save people. We are anxiously waiting for normalcy being restored. The young generation always takes a lead role at an hour of crisis, and have shown the right path throughout the ages. They are the torch bearers who ignite the ray of hope. In this situation the student community and science loving people can play an effective role through their creative ideas and initiatives. So, in the lockdown period we are taking up an initiative by which you may contribute small but significant ideas to the scientists and doctors to fight the coronavirus outbreak, and our nation will be benefitted from this batch of talented and scientifically educated young buds. This exercise will build scientific temperament in our society and here lies the significance of this initiative. We solicit your kind cooperation and participation in large number to make this endeavour a grand success.
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