Science City celebrates National Science Day, holds special online program on theme ‘Future of STI’

This year the theme for the National Science Day (NSD) 2021 was "Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work"

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Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala in collaboration with IISER Mohali and Punjab State Council for Science & Technology today celebrated National Science Day virtually. Around 200 students from all Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and neighbouring states participated in the programme.

This year the theme for the National Science Day (NSD) 2021 was "Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work".

Director General Science City, Dr Neelima Jerath while giving introductory speech said that the National Science Day is celebrated to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian Physicist C V Raman. She emphasized that Science and Technology drive every nation’s progress and prosperity, as well as is an essential tool to meet the challenges related with sustainable development. She called upon the teaching community to motivate students to learn and apply scientific concepts in their daily life so as to ignite their interest in research and innovation.

A special talk on Bioacoustics was delivered by Dr. Manjari Jain, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, IISER Mohali. She said that Bioacoustics is a branch of science that deals with understanding of acoustic communication in animals. This also includes studying the ecology and behavior of animals like birds, bats, insects etc. that communicate with each other using sound and vibrations. Further, she said that bioacoustics can also be used to monitor biodiversity and environmental changes including alteration of natural habitats, noise pollution and changes in environmental temperature.

Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director Science City, said that sustainable future can only be achieved only through Science and Technology. He emphasized that the knowledge and skills of the students in various areas of science and technology must be enriched to develop an informed and knowledgeable society.

A declamation contest was also organized for students of class 6 to 11 on this occasion. The first prize in Category 1 (class 6 to 8) & Category 2 (class 9 to 11) was won by Kamalika and Sumandeep Kaur  from Bawa Lalwani Public School  Kapurthala , second prize bagged to  Kriti walia and Yashkaran Rattu from Bawa Lalwani Public School  Kapurthala and G.S.S.S Gandhi Camp Jalandhar  respectably.