GUWAHATI, Feb 29 - The two-day Science Fair 2016 organised by the Cotton College State University (CCSU) and the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) concluded today. It was attended by over 6,000 students and members of the public, many of whom took part in the various events.
The day started with a popular lecture on the recovery programme of the critically endangered pygmy hog, once thought to be extinct and now found only in Assam, by Dr Goutam Narayan of EcoSystems India. He stressed the importance of linking conservation efforts to livelihood issues, and interacted with the lively audience.
A Junior Science Quiz for school students conducted by Maharnav Gogoi, a Chemistry Magic Show presented by students of B Borooah College, Mathematics Puzzles coordinated by Ruma Talukdar, Science Films and Short Presentations by students were other star attractions.
Kabyanil Talukdar, world champion in solving the Rubik�s Cube blindfolded, also demonstrated his skills.
The concluding lecture was presented by noted scientist Dr Dinesh Goswami, who spoke on the progress of science and its effects on society. He, along with Dr Anil Goswami, former Principal of Cotton College, gave away the prizes, said a press release issued by CCSU Vice Chancellor Prof DJ Saikia here this evening.