SILCHAR, March 1 - On the occasion of National Science Day, the Centre for Biodiversity and Natural Resource Conservation, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University Silchar organised a two-day workshop on herpetological studies to familiarise the students on the different aspects on the study of amphibians and reptiles in the region and also to add fillip to the research work of herpato-faunal conservation in North East.
The workshop which concluded on Tuesday saw as many as 40 participants from different parts of the State. The workshop was sponsored by Assam Science Technology and Environmental Council (ASTEC) and was catalysed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Assam. Hands on training to the participants on issues regarding measuring specimen of snakes, frogs, turtles etc., were imparted to the participants. Experts also shared their experiences on the ways to collect and preserve amphibians via various laboratory techniques available. The focal theme of the National Science Day, 2017 was �Science and Technology for specially abled persons� and two such persons with disabilities were made a part of the workshop.
Noted herpetologist and former principal of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati Prof Saibal Sengupta was the main resource person at the workshop along with Prof Mitra Dey and Jayaditya Purkaystha. While addressing the participants, Prof Sengupta threw light on the need to foster herpetological studies in the region.
The workshop was inaugurated by Prof Pathankar Choudhury, HoD as well as the chairman of the workshop. Dr Hilloljyoti Singha, one of the conveners of the workshop highlighted on the purpose behind organising the workshop while Dr Panna Deb, one another convener carried forward the workshop proceedings.
KALAIGAON: National Science Day in memory of Indian scientist Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman was celebrated in Tangla on February 28.
With the focal theme science and technology for specially able person, a day long programme was held in the premises of Tangla English Medium High School (TEMHS). The programme was sponsored by Rural Organisation for Social Service (ROSS) in order to make science popular among students and common people. Jayanta Kumar Chakravorty, Associate Professor of Tangla College inaugurated the ceremony with lighting of ceremonial lamp at 10 am. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest he spoke on how science helps in building scientific temperament so as to remove blind belief and superstitions. Saptati Endow, Assistant Commissioner, Bhergaon subdivision attending the ceremony as the distinguished guest told the students how school life plays a crucial role in shaping basic foundation the students life. She also explained about the need for celebrating the National Science Day. On the occasion she mentioned great contributions of CV Raman and his discovery of Raman effects. She appealed students to set their goal and work hard to achieve it.
Essay writing competition, science model exhibition were also arranged for students. Tapan Bhattacharjee conducted science quiz. In spot essay writing competition two students of Arunodoi Academy namely Chanu Rabha and Monjyoti Boro bagged first and third prizes while Gayatri Sarmah of TEMHS bagged second prize. Certificates of participation and trophies were also awarded on the occasion. The programme was also attended by Mahindra Bharali, MD of TEMHS, Jiten Sarania and Chitra Kachari from ROSS.
NALBARI: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nalbari in collaboration with the Society for Human Development organised the National Science Day at Sarothi, a home for the specially able children at Gopal Bazar here on Tuesday.
The meeting conducted by Dr Mridul Deka, chief scientist of KVK was addressed by Hemanta Bhattacharya, Superintendent of Police, Nalbari, Dr Pranab Sarma, a reputed paediatric, Pankaja Baruah, principal of District Institute of Education Training (DIET), Nalbari among others. Speaking in the meeting Dr Pranab Sarma said that the society should change their vision towards the specially abled children as the number of such children are increasing. The competition of spot drawing and music chair were also held among the specially abled children.