National Science Day function at SRMUH on 29th Feb 2016 in the University Auditorium
Date: February 29, 2016
National Science Day (Feb 29) was celebrated at SRM University Delhi-NCR (Sonepat) on the very first day of the University reopening, where hundreds of studentsparticipated with great zeal and enthusiasm. After the invocation, the Director of Innovations, Dr. D.K. Pandey, not only welcomed the august presence, but also offered the introductory note, where he emphasized 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 this year, the Prime Minister?s vision, ?Make in India: Science and Technology Innovation? becomes the theme of the programme. Dr. G.J. Samathanam, the Director of Research of the University, who introduced the chief guest and the guest of honour, 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, the Vice-Chancellor, SRM University, exhorted that the university is meant for research, and so, designed and developed a ?Directorate of Innovation,? and added, Sir.C.V. Raman, the first scientist in Asia to have been awarded Nobel prize in Physics for his ?refraction of light? was an innovative scientist and a representative, who climbed miles to reach that coveted position.
Furthermore, he specified, any innovation in science could only be achieved through rigorous observation and experimentation with an analytical mind. Dr. T. Madan Mohan, Advisor, Department of Bio-Technology, Government of India, who was the Guest of Honour, expounded the fact that Indian science has been recognized well in the global level, and pronounced that Sir, C.V. Raman always wanted to bridge the nation and people through science.
Moreover, it was fascinating when he said that two out of three children globally, are getting-vaccinated by medicines produced in India, and estimated that India?s pharma industry may attain a hundred million US Dollar growth in 2020. The chief guest, Dr. Jitendra N. Verma, Scientist, innovator and entrepreneur himself in the field of pharmacology, in his address, explicated the idea of science and assured the students that he really stand for motivating students. Being the inventor of ?fungisome,? a low-cost medicine for malaria vaccination, he has been into deeper scientific research for more than three decades, including his days in the United States, and was awarded by both Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments for his achievements. The film ?fungisome? he produced was shown to the students, had effervescent and imminent effects and values. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Ajit Kumar, a committed and devoted faculty of the Department of Chemistry, was bestowed with the ?Best Teacher of the University? awardfor his selfless services for the betterment of education. Finally, it was mesmerizing to see ?swatch bharat,? a drama, staged by the students, focusing the importance of ?clean and green India.? The curtain of the function fell with the vote of thanks by Dr. Manish Bhalla the Registrar of the University, followed by the national anthem.