KALAIGAON, March 2 - National Science Day 2019 was observed at Kalaigaon on February 28.
The programme was organised at Lokapriya Bordoloi Public School, Kalaigaon by Aryabhatta Science Centre, Kalaigaon Block as per the guidance of Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC), Guwahati.
Students and teachers paid tributes to the great Indian scientist Sir CV Raman in whose memory the day has been celebrated each year in India.
The theme of the National Science Day 2019 is � �Science for People and People for Science.� Basanta Kumar Deka, Headmaster of Lokapriya Bordoloi Public School, Kalaigaon presided over the open session at 1 pm which was also attended by Jayanta Das, District Coordinator, Aryabhatta Science Centre, Udalguri district as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, ASC Coordinator, Das thanked ASTEC for bringing a silent science revolution in the state since 2008 with the formation of 219 Aryabhatta Science Centres in 219 development blocks in Assam. He requested teachers and students of the state to study basics of science and to apply scientific temperament so as to remove blind faith and superstitions from the minds of people.
Science-based competitions like science poster drawing, science quiz and science extempore speech were organised for students and prizes were distributed on the spot.
Our Goalpara correspondent adds: The Assam Science Society(ASS), Goalpara branch in collaboration with Goalpara College Environment Cell and Kalyanpur high school organised a day long programme on Feb. 28 at Kalanpur high school on the occasion of National Science Day.
In the inaugural speech which was delivered by former president of Goalpara Science Society Dr S.N. Sarma underlines the need for importance and the relevance of science in our daily lives and informed that the day is celebrated across the country to commemorate the discovery of the �Raman effect� by Sir CV Raman on February 28,1928. He also urged all to promote and develop a science culture with the active involvement of students and teachers in science related activity.
The open session was presided by secretary, ASS, Goalpara branch Dr Dulal Baruah who spoke on the objective of the meeting which was the followed by a lecture delivered by the president, ASS, Golapara branch Dr Ranjit Choudhury on the Nobel prize winning discovery of Sir C.V. Raman ,the �Raman Effect�.
Moreover, appointed speaker Dr Basanti Roy Dutta spoke on the theme 'Science for the people and people for science" while headmistress of Kalyanpur high school Chandraprabha Nath through her brief speech encouraged the students to develop scientific temperament and to keep abreast with the latest development in the field of science & technology.The programme also saw active participation of the students in drawing ,speech and essay competitions and teachers and students from Goalpara College complemented for making it a successful event.A culture event was also organised on the occasion.While the vote of thanks was offered by Dr Boluram Das.