Innovative Science Model Contest on National Science Day
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February 28, 2019: About 150 innovative science models
were demonstrated at an innovative science model contest
held at the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya
today as a part of the celebration of National Science day.
The contest was organized by the School of Biological
Sciences, USTM, in association withRegional Institute of
Science and Technology. Prof Gopal Das, Dean, Research and
Development, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
inaugurated the Science Model Exhibition and delivered the
Science Day lecture on the theme “Science for the People and
People for the Science”.
Delivering the Inaugural lecture on this year’s Science Day
theme, ProfGopal Das said that observing Science Day with
presentation of innovative scientific models is a kind of
humble way of starting career as entrepreneur or promoter of
science and technology in the country. “Science day is a
platform that can open up good opportunities for the
students in the future because whenever you make a
scientific model, you always keep in mind that it has to be
of some application for development of mankind”, headed as
he was addressing the students.
Prof. K Pakshirajan, Department of Bio Sciences and
Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati also spoke on the occasion and
said that he was happy to witness a huge gathering of
students at USTM to participate in the Science Day
celebration with science model exhibition. He said that IITG
puts much stress on research and development and thanked the
organizers for inviting to be part of such an enthusiastic
Science Day celebration.
On this special occasion, MahbubulHoque, Chancellor of USTM
said that the motto of USTM has always been to impart
quality science and technology education and advanced
research in frontier and cutting edge areas. Innovation and
invention remain the chief focus of the university.
Expert judges from IITG and other premier institutions came
to judge the scientific models. Out of the scientific models
presented by the students, 5 models won first prize with
certificates and cash awards of Rs 7,000each; 5 models won
second prize, each winning cash award of Rs 5000 each and
certificates; 5 models won third prize, each winning cash
award of Rs 3000 each and certificates while the rest of the
model presenters received certificates and Rs1000 each.
There were five sub themes to accommodate all the models.
National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great
enthusiasm on 28th of February every year in order to
commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by
the Indian physicist, Sir ChandrasekharaVenkata Raman on the
same day in the year 1928. For his great success in the
field of science in India, ChandrasekharaVenkata Raman was
awarded and honored with the Nobel Prize in the Physics in
the year 1930.