National Science Day function at SRMUH on 28th Feb 2017
Date: February 28, 2017
National Science Day was celebrated at SRM University Delhi-NCR (Sonepat), where hundreds of students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Being the fourth consecutive year of the Science Day celebration, students and teachers from other universities and schools were invited and took part in the competitions conducted by the university. After the invocation and lighting of the lamp, the Director of Innovations, Dr. D.K. Pandey, not only welcomed the august presence, but alsoemphasized the purpose of celebrating ?Science Day? throughout our country.
The Science Day, which is a brain-child of the Government of India, has been celebrated by the Department of Bio-Technology, and astonishingly it is themed, ?Science and Technology for specially-enabled Persons.? Dr. G.J. Samathanam, Director of Research of the University, introduced the chief guest, appreciated the efforts of scientists in India, and emphatically articulated the need, progress and innovation discourse of the modern science and its importance in any developing society, perpetuated and imbibed with new modules in innovation, most specifically in Research.Prof. S. Rajarajan, Hon?bleVice-Chancellor, SRM University, exemplified that the university is meant for research, and added,Sir.C.V. Raman, the first scientist in Asia to have been awarded Nobel Prize in Physics was an innovative scientist and a representative, who climbed miles to reach that coveted position.Exhorting the importance of Science, he said, ?Technology won?t be meaningful unless it emphasizes on its basic foundation, where passion for science is integral to all scientific inventions.
?The Chief Guest, PadmaBhushan Dr. SivathanuPillai, a Distinguished Scientist and a collaborator of India?s Nuclear Programme in various aspects, who worked closely with the former President of India, the late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, spoke on ?Converges of Sciences: Break through to the Future.? He explicated that research in science and technology is the key for the improvement and betterment of the nation and further articulated, ?Innovations in Science and Knowledgesolutions in Technology is most-urgently needed for nation-building of our country.? The chief guest also gave away the awards and certificates to the winners of the competitions. The function was attended by many senior functionaries of the University, faculty members and school teachers. The Science Day ceremony ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Manish Bhalla, Registrar, followed by the national anthem.