Herald: A chance for Goan students to interact with top scientists

A chance for Goan students to interact with top scientists

04 Feb 2015 12:52am IST
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04 Feb 2015 12:52am IST

Scientists from ISRO, DRDO and NIO will present scientific papers at the fourth Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan and Expo 2015 at Kala Academy, Panjim, from Feb 5 to 8


PANJIM: Students have a golden opportunity to hear and interact with top scientists who will be in Goa from February 5 to 8. 

Scientists from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and other organizations will present scientific research papers at the fourth Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan and Expo 2015 at Kala Academy, Panjim. Education department has issued a circular asking schools to submit names of teachers and students who would attend the seminar.

With the stated purpose of highlighting how science and technology makes the common person’s life easier, and to spread ‘science education’ among people, especially students, the four-day Expo will display spacecraft models of India’s first interplanetary mission to Mars – Mangalyan, Chandrayan, Brahmos missile and Bomb Disposal Robot.

The Sammelan’s national Organizing Secretary Jayant Saraswat said on Tuesday that the sessions will educate people about scientific and technological advancements achieved in traditional laboratories.

The Sammelan and Expo, which is being hosted for the first time in Goa by Vijnana Bharati, in association with the Goa Government and Goa University will be inaugurated by Governor Mridula Sinha.

“The expo will showcase scientific and technological advancements, achievements of India in various fields, from ancient to the modern era,” he said adding that a pre-conference workshop on career opportunities in defence will also be held by DRDO in association with the Directorate of Technical Education.  

“It is a unique opportunity for the masses as they can have direct interaction with scientists and explore different scientific exhibits. This is a different type of exhibition which will see scientists from traditional labs, as well as non-traditional ones,” GU Vice Chancellor Dr Satish Shetye said.

The entire event will also focus on themes such as ‘Make in India’, Swachh Bharat’, ‘Modern Medicine’, ‘Ayurveda’ and ‘Footprints of Indian Science in the Global Scientific Development.’ Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to attend the event, where special sessions by scientific advisor to ISRO Chairman Dr Y V N Krishnamurthy, NIO Director Dr S W A Naqvi, Dr Anil Kakodkar, Dr Raghunath Mashelkar and other experts will be held.

The extensive list of sessions also includes three separate sessions on traditional know-how and ancient science. The previous sammelans were held at Bhopal (2007), Indore (2009) and Jalandhar (2012).

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