JORHAT, July 7 � Stressing on the importance of school students having the knowledge of scientific experiments and inventions at an early stage of their academic life, Vice-Chancellor of Nagaland University, Professor Bolin Kumar Konwar said on Monday that they should be introduced with the gifts of science during their learning of alphabets.
Delivering his lecture on the theme of �Astronomy to Meteorology versus Astronomy� on the occasion of the celebration of the second foundation day of the Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium, Professor Konwar said that Mongoloid people belonging to Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia are leading the modern-day scientific inventions, as they are moulded with science-based knowledge since the early period of their careers.
According to him, people should not be influenced by non-scientific beliefs of astrology and others, which keep them away from the knowledge of scientific research and experiments.
As the Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium has been trying its best to motivate school children from both urban and rural areas, with a series of interactions and exhibitions, several dignitaries opined that it would generate enthusiasm for science education among the younger minds in the near future.
Dr D Ramaieh, director of the Jorhat based CSIR-NEIST, congratulated curator, Dr Pranab Jyoti Chetia and his team of the Science Centre and Planetarium for continuing their noble-task of illuminating the minds of children with the knowledge of science in Jorhat and its neighbouring districts.
Attending the function, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Roshni Aparanji Karati, in her lecture reminded about the prestigious achievement of Rongmon Bordoloi of Jorhat, who was awarded with the Hubble Fellowship by NASA.
Several other dignitaries, including Dr PC Neog (president of Assam Science Society), Dr Aditi Bezbaruah (executive member of Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium), Dr Chandra Barua, senior scientist of the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council were present in the programme.