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Webinar on Nobel Prize in Chemistry – BSS WB chapter

This year the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the discovery of ‘genetic scissors’ one of the sharpest tools of gene technology. Breakthrough Science Society, West Bengal Chapter organized a webinar titled “CRISPR/CAS: Cut your gene where you want” on 20 Dec, 2020. The speaker was Prof. Parimal Mishra, Chief Scientist and Professor, Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Science, Hyderabad. The program was live streamed through BSS YouTube channel, BSS West Bengal Chapter Facebook page as well as Google Meet link. Nearly 2200 participants (In two Google meet links – 500, YouTube channel -700 and Facebook-1000) took part in this webinar. Prof. Mishra elaborately discussed the fundamentals of CISPR/CAS based genetic engineering tools and its diverse applications in medical science particularly in drug design system. The talk was followed by a Questions-answer session in which many participated actively.

Webinar: ‘CRISPR-CAS: Cut Gene where you want’ – BSS WB Chapter

AMPHAN and COVID-19 Relief Works by BSS West Bengal chapter

Dear Friends,

Breakthrough Science Society West Bengal Chapter has organized more than 30 relief camps in association with local science units affiliated with BSS in different districts of West Bengal in the last few months.

We thank all of you for your generous support and help, without which it was impossible to do so. The volunteers and our friends have rendered all physical and mental assistance to make it a reality in the Covid-19 pandemic and post-AMPHAN devastation. To the remotest corner of Sundarbans, where the movement of people is a mere impossibility after AMPHAN, our volunteers reached there to help the needy people with our meagre relief materials of food and other daily needs. But the effort was no way little compared to the content we have delivered at the hour of necessity.

Our volunteers have worked day and night to give technical solutions to the poor villagers for portable drinking water after the source of all drinking water was disrupted due to super cyclone AMPHAN in Southern Bengal.

We are a science organization working for the cause of science, and society cannot but remain silent when people are at distress and crisis. We were never quiet and extended all sorts of help in the natural calamities – flood, earthquake, drought even beyond the borders to the neighbours.

We thank you for your generosity.

Warm Regards

Professor Amitabha Datta (President)        Dr. Radhakanta Koner (Secretary)

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Webinar on ‘Materialism in ancient India and its influence on the cultivation of science’ – organised by BSS WB chapter

Webinar on ‘Materialism in ancient India and its influence on the cultivation of science’ on 12 July 2020 at 5pm. Speaker-Mr. Subrata Gouri, Eminent Science Writer, Vice president, BSS.

The talk will be presented in Bengali and will be streamed lived on Facebook page of Breakthrough Science Society, West Bengal chapter and YouTube channel of Breakthrough.Science Society.

Volunteers of BSS Odisha chapter extending relief to migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Breakthrough Science Society writes to the Prime Minister to declare the worst situation in West Bengal due to super cyclone ‘Amphan’ as national disaster.

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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.

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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.

National Science Day March at Rajabazar Science College (Calcutta University)
Prof Amitava Datta (President of BSS WB) speaking at the end of the march

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 ParganasScience 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.