National Science Day – 2019

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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.

Delhi:

Feb 20 – A seminar was organised on “Science and Scientific Outlook” at The Vivekanand School, Narela. More than 200 students and teachers participated.

Feb 21 – Seminar on “Science and Scientific Outlook” at Brahma Shakti Public School, Rohini. A documentary ” Cosmos” was also shown. Dr Vinay Kumar, in charge, BSS Delhi Chapter was the main speaker. More than 100 students participated.

Feb 27 – Seminar on “Science and Scientific Outlook” at New Age Public School, Uttam Nagar. A documentary ” Cosmos” was also shown. More than 100 students participated.

Discussion on the topic “Make India scientifically literate” and documentary show “Cosmos” at Mayur Vihar Phase-1 on March 3 and at Bhalswa on March 4.

Sikkim:

Feb 28 – National Science Day was celebrated in Namchi Government College, Kamrang. Students as well as staff from different departments participated. The program consisted of an interactive discussion session and a quiz competition.

NSD programme in Sikkim

Madhya Pradesh:

Feb 23 – A seminar was held in Maharani Laxmibai college Bhopal on “Integrating science with society”. BSS All India Executive Committee member, Mr Chanchal Ghosh was the main speaker.

Gujarat:

Feb 25 – Documentary film show on “Galapagos and Darwin” and Discussion organised at L. D. Engineering College, Ahmedabad.

Feb 27 – Universe Science Forum in collaboration with Republic High School, Laldarwaja, Ahmedabad celebrated the Science Day.

Prof. N. N. Rogheliya gave a talk on ‘Mathematics & Scientific Temperament’ through Math games in a playful manner.

A Photo exhibition on C. V. Raman & Raman effect and Interactive experiments explaining the basic principles of Physics and Chemistry were also conducted.

Jharkhand:

Feb 23 – A discussion was held at Ramuna town in Garhwa district on “Science and Scientific Temper” and a science club was formed.

Feb 28 – Science day observed at Omega Coaching Centre, Chandil.

Tripura:

Feb 24 – Discussion on scientific temper at Charipara higher secondary school.

Feb 28 – Oath reading, discussion, science experiments demonstration in A.D. High Secondary School, Agartala.

Bihar:

Feb 25 – BSS Jamalpur organised Quiz (on periodic table & biography of Mendeleev ) and Cartoon making (on chemistry).

Feb 28 – National Science Day observed with various programs at Patna and Jamalpur.

March 1 – NSD observed at Darbhanga.

Uttarakhand:

Feb 28 – National Science Day was observed by ‘Students Science Forum’ in the Senate Hall of HNB Garhwal Central University, Uttarakhand. A documentary show on life and works of C V Raman and Giordano Bruno were shown.

Uttar Pradesh:

A seminar on ‘Science & Scientific outlook’ was held at Bappa Srinarain Vocational P G College in Lucknow. The principal, Dr. Rakesh Chandra, inaugurated the programme. Dr. N. K. Awasthi and Dr. Harish Pal addressed.

A discussion was conducted at Aminabad Mahila P G College, Lucknow. A part of the film on COSMOS’ was also screened.

Assam:

Feb 28 – National Science Day programs were organised in Jorhat and Silchar.

Karnataka:

Feb 25 – National Science Day observed at Sir CV Raman Institute. Mr G Sathish Kumar, President, BSS Karnataka talked on ‘Making India Science Literate and Science-minded’. Prof Jayanth Murthy (Director, IIA) spoke on ‘Scientific Temper and why do I care’.

Feb 28 – NSD programs in Bangalore – 4 events (2 in Kengeri, 1 by Amjad with kids, 1- poster making contest), Mysore- 4 events, Gulbarga- 1 event, Dharwad- 1 event and Davangere- 1 event.

AP and Telangana:

Feb 23 – Talk on ‘Scientific Thinking’ at Saraswathi Vidyamandir, Hyderabad.

Feb 25 – Talk at School of planning and Architecture, JNAFA University, Hyderabad.

Speaker: Mr.R.Gangadhar

Feb 27 – Dr.Chandana Chakravarty, Senior Scientist CCMB spoke on “Scientific temper and Rationality” at Stanley college.

Feb 28 – Various programs were organised in Hyderabad (TS), Narsing (TS), Vizag (AP), Anantapur (AP) and Hindupur (AP).

Chattisgarh:

On the occasion of Science Martyr’s day group discussions were held at Raypur, Koriya, Dhamtari, Bilaspur and Durg.

Tamilnadu:

Feb 26 – NSD program at Boy’s HSS, Saidapet, Chennai. Mr Ilango Subramanian and Dr Uma Ramachandran addressed students.

Feb 27 – NSD program in Sethu Bhaskara Matric Higher Secondary School, Ambattur, Chennai.

Prof Elangovan, Dept of Chemistry, A M Jain College, Chennai conducted science experiments demonstration.

Feb 28 – NSD program at Govt High School, Chinnasekkadu, Manali, Chennai. Mr Ilango Subramanian addressed students.

Feb 28 – Seminar at Physics department, American College, Madurai: Prof Yogarajan, BSS state committee member, spoke on the History of Science. Students from 5 colleges participated and enacted mimes and skits on the life of great scientist Galileo and also against superstition.

West Bengal:

Feb 27 – NSD programs were organised in Contai Nayaput High School; Tajpur High School (East Medinipur); Belghoria Jatiya Vidyaniketan, Kolkata; Birati High School, Kolkata; Naktala High School , Kolkata; Vivekananda College , Kolkata; Ramnagar Rao School (East Medinipur); Durgapur City Centre; Coachbihar Govt Engg College.

Feb 28 – Badge wearing program at J. K. College, Purulia; Siuri, Birbhum and Belghoria Jatiyo Vidya Niketan, Kolkata.

In Rajabazar Science College Campus (Calcutta University), Dr Amitava Dutta and Dr Palash B Pal addressed.

Students of Charu Chandra college, Alliah University (Kolkata), Jadavpur University (South Kolkata), and Ballygunge science college campus (Calcutta University) observed the national science day with various programs.

Kerala:

National Science Day was celebrated in different districts of Kerala with a variety of programs.

Feb 22: Dr Anandmayee Tej gave a public lecture titled ‘A journey to the stars’ as part of National Science Day lecture series at Planetarium, Trivandrum.

Feb 26 – Dr Godfrey Louis, former Pro VC CUSAT inaugurated the photo poster exhibition on the life & work of Madam Curie at SNGM college campus.

Feb 28 – Pattom GHSS, Thiruvananthapuram. Mr. Gopakumar gave a talk on ‘Science and Ethics’.

Sai Krishna Public school, Chenkal, Trivandrum. Mr Rahul Ramanujam spoke.

Science Day programs were organised at

Trissur; Trippunithura in Ernakulam; St.John’s UP school, Ulanad and Madam Curie Science club in Pathanamthitta district and Kidangara in Alappuzha district.

BSS Erumely unit in Kottayam district organised science experiments demonstration and magic show.