Ahmedabad: Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), in association with the Space Applications Centre (SAC-ISRO), Physical Research Laboratory, National Innovation Foundation, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER and Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad is celebrating the National Science Day on 28th February 2021, Sunday on virtual mode.
The theme of the science day celebration is the Future of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI), Impact on Education, Skills and Work.
Fundamental science paves the way to future innovation and has a vital role to play in today’s competitive world. Fundamental research has the power to make people dream, and it attracts the innovators of the future into science.
Accordingly, live-talks by the eminent scientists and researchers in the field of science, technology and innovation have been organized to encourage and motivate the young minds to realize their dreams through the use of modern science and technology and to keep abreast with the latest developments and innovations taking place in the field of science and technology.
Shri Nilesh M Desai, Director, Space Applications Centre of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will discuss the success stories of Indian space science and technology and will share the excitements in Space Science & Technology.
Dr. Anil Bhardwaj, Director, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad will discuss the importance of Basic Sciences. It is the basic science that has paved the way to a society of knowledge by means of continuously evolving education systems, and have led to applied science and technological breakthroughs changing the world.
Dr. Kiran Kalia, Director, NIPER Gandhinagar will discuss on the opportunities in life sciences and how the study and research in life sciences lends important insights into disease processes, and allows the development of novel therapeutics and innovative medical devices, thereby directly improving human health, and literally helps us to save our shared planet.
Dr. Vipin Kumar, Director, National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Gandhinagar will discuss innovation and creativity and to motivate the next generation learners on innovation and how it will work in creating a smart future that provides more opportunities for a better quality of life.
The National Science Day has been celebrated on 28th February every year since 1987 to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by Nobel laureate, Sir C V Raman on this day in 1928.
GUJCOST is implementing the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy of Gujarat and creating an enabling ecosystem for quality science education, outreach, research and innovation in the state. Accordingly, the program revolves round the theme of sparking young minds in science.to mark the celebration of National Science Day in a very interesting and exciting manner.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Narottam Sahoo, Advisor, GUJCOST expressed that, with a broader theme of science for nation building, GUJCOST, through its Community Science Centers at each district have organized a series of programmes from the beginning of February 2021, involving school and college students, teachers and eminent scientists of resource persons. This programme provides a real platform for the budding scientists for a clear understanding on science, technology and innovation and its significance in future.
Without the excitement provided by the research and discovery at the frontiers of knowledge, the pool of scientists would undoubtedly be smaller. It is fundamental science that lays the long-term foundations for innovation and prosperity; a thorough science celebration, we can achieve the goals.
At the outset of COVID 19 pandemic, the National Science Day celebration has a greater challenge to educate citizens about the scientific temperament and habits to be a change maker to change the mindset for capturing new heights in science literacy, creativity and innovation to lead the future.
We take this opportunity to invite one and all to join in the virtual celebration of National Science Day on Sunday, 28th February 2021 from 11.00 hrs to 12.30 hrs on YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/eWC903HNja0 and to march ahead with science with confidence.