Science Awareness Week Celebration

Aligarh : “Science is useful for the betterment of Society for example the discovery of penicillin changed the course of medicine and has enabled physicians to treat formerly severe and life-threatening illnesses” said the Chief Guest Prof MU Rabbani, Chairperson, Department of Cardiology JNMC, AMU, while inaugurating the science awareness week celebrations under the “Synergistic Training program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI)”, supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Prof Rabbani also narrated the stories regarding Newton and James Watt for their discovery and invention. He also released the brochure of the week-long programme organized by the Department of Physics, AMU.

After the inaugural function, a popular science lecture on “The Universal Laws of Thermodynamics Driving Life on Earth” was delivered by Dr SSZ Ashraf, Department of Physics. He highlighted the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and explained their applications.

Prof BP Singh, Chairperson, Physics Department, in his welcome address highlighted the importance and usefulness of celebrating the Science Awareness Week as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Dr M Wasi Khan introduced the STUTI initiative of DST to the audience and students and discussed its main features and components.

In the first session students made “Science Fun through Science Quiz” which was based on a scientific theme. A short Video Film on – “Atomic Energy in India: Glorious past and Resplendent Future” was shown to the students. Elocutions on Science & Technology and Innovative ideas of students in science were also discussed.

Afternoon session was devoted to “Hands on training activities” through familiarization of Scientific Equipment and Demonstration as per the directions of the government of India. The demonstration of Spectrometers, Microscopes, Liquid Crystals, Telescope, Oscilloscope, Diffractometers etc. were made and students participated in demonstration and hand on training sessions.

After the demonstration session; certificates, prizes and memorabilia for the winners of quiz competition were presented to the students. Qazi Talha Ali received the first prize, whereas Bhanu P Singh and Sadique Ilyas grabbed second and third prize respectively.

 

Dr Jai Prakash presented a vote of thanks and convened all the activities.

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