GUWAHATI, March 5 - The Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) celebrated National Science Day on its campus here recently with the theme �Science for Society�.
This year innovations from across the North East were showcased as posters, models and slide-shows. Students from many schools and colleges also exhibited their scientific models.
The event was visited by around 1,500 people including mostly students from various schools and colleges in and around the city, villagers from the nearby Rani block and local community near the IASST campus.
The event started with the inaugural lecture by Dr NC Talukdar, Director, IASST. Prof Dhruba Jyoti Saikia from TIFR, Pune, delivered a lecture on astrophysics. Prof MV Padma Srivastava from AIIMS, Delhi, spoke on neurosciences and their implications.
The exhibition of innovation was inaugurated by Prof Srivastava. Fifty innovators and students from across north-eastern India participated in the exhibition.
Noted innovator Dr Uddhab Kumar Bharali from Lakhimpur � also known as �Machine Man� � gave a lecture on entrepreneurship.
Woman entrepreneur of the North East, Tanushree Hazarika of Eclectic Group, Guwahati, gave a discourse on entrepreneurship.
Prof Abani Kumar Bhagabati from Gauhati University spoke on the importance of scientific thinking in everyday life. Subhasish Ghosh, founder and partner of Seenergi IPR, Kolkata, gave a presentation on Intellectual Property Rights and informed the audience about the new developments in patent processing.