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Science has social responsibility: Dr Duarah

By Correspondent

UDALGURI, May 3 � �Science has social responsibility and the scientists involved in scientific activities should always bear in mind that their creations must be used for the welfare of mankind.� This was stated by Dr Hiralal Duarah, the former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University while addressing a well-organised congregation of child scientists coming from various schools of Udalguri district here at the science exhibition organised by the office of the Inspector of Schools of Udalguri district here recently at the Harimu Bhawan at Udalguri town under the �Inspire Awards scheme� sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India to inspire the school children to popularise innovative science among them.

Dr Duarah, who was the head of the department of Physics at the Gauhati University also lauded the innovative efforts of the school children with their science models on various themes from everyday life and said that they should continue working hard to contribute to the world community to make the globe a comfortable living place for the future generations. The former vice chancellor also interacted with the selected students from the various schools who were awarded Rs 5000 each under the Inspire award scheme for 2010-11.

Earlier, addressing the students, teachers and guardians, Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district said that the government has a good number of schemes to explore the talents of the students and the concerned schools. Guardians must take interest and initiative to avail all such schemes to involve their wards in scientific activities.

Significantly, the Deputy Commissioner said that even though the Constitution of India has provided facilities for the welfare of the students belonging to the minority communities in the country, but due to the ignorance or lack of knowledge, only the Muslim minority community has been availing the facilities meant for the welfare of the minority. Such facilities are also meant for other minority communities like the Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians etc., living in this country who have also been categorised as the minority communities like the Muslims. Therefore, he appealed to such communities to avail all these facilities like the Muslims in the region.

In the day-long session, five child scientists were selected by the judges for the State-level science exhibition likely to be held within this year. The selected child scientists are Pradumna Baruah of Khagara High School, Dupardipta Das of JNV, Udalguri, Rishi Das of Rowta Station High School, Himashri Choudhury of Orang HS School and Atlanta Das of Arunodoy Akademy, Tangla. Among them, Pradyumna Baruah of Khagara High School, Himashri Choudhury of Orang HS school and Atalanta Das were selected and awarded on State and national level science exhibitions during the 2009-10 sessions with the same models they presented here and got selected again for the State level. Sources informed that as per the guidelines of the concerned authority, the models presented by the child scientists must be fresh one every year on such occasions of selections.

Meanwhile, it has come to light that out of 68 selected students from the district, the first five selected students as per the serial numbers have not been able to receive the Inspire award worth Rs 5000 each which is regarded as an irresponsible act of the Education department of the State government. Out of remaining 63 selected students, 54 were present in the science exhibition.

The whole session of science exhibition was conducted by M Banu, Inspector of Schools of Udalguri district while Ganesh Mochahary, secretary of the Udalguri District Academic Council inaugurated the exhibition. The guardians and teachers present on the occasion lauded the government initiative to inspire their wards and held that the schools from village areas should be given preference for there are many hidden talents in the village schools who have not been able to get scope to show their creativity in science.

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Science has social responsibility: Dr Duarah

UDALGURI, May 3 � �Science has social responsibility and the scientists involved in scientific activities should always bear in mind that their creations must be used for the welfare of mankind.� This was stated by Dr Hiralal Duarah, the former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University while addressing a well-organised congregation of child scientists coming from various schools of Udalguri district here at the science exhibition organised by the office of the Inspector of Schools of Udalguri district here recently at the Harimu Bhawan at Udalguri town under the �Inspire Awards scheme� sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India to inspire the school children to popularise innovative science among them.

Dr Duarah, who was the head of the department of Physics at the Gauhati University also lauded the innovative efforts of the school children with their science models on various themes from everyday life and said that they should continue working hard to contribute to the world community to make the globe a comfortable living place for the future generations. The former vice chancellor also interacted with the selected students from the various schools who were awarded Rs 5000 each under the Inspire award scheme for 2010-11.

Earlier, addressing the students, teachers and guardians, Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district said that the government has a good number of schemes to explore the talents of the students and the concerned schools. Guardians must take interest and initiative to avail all such schemes to involve their wards in scientific activities.

Significantly, the Deputy Commissioner said that even though the Constitution of India has provided facilities for the welfare of the students belonging to the minority communities in the country, but due to the ignorance or lack of knowledge, only the Muslim minority community has been availing the facilities meant for the welfare of the minority. Such facilities are also meant for other minority communities like the Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians etc., living in this country who have also been categorised as the minority communities like the Muslims. Therefore, he appealed to such communities to avail all these facilities like the Muslims in the region.

In the day-long session, five child scientists were selected by the judges for the State-level science exhibition likely to be held within this year. The selected child scientists are Pradumna Baruah of Khagara High School, Dupardipta Das of JNV, Udalguri, Rishi Das of Rowta Station High School, Himashri Choudhury of Orang HS School and Atlanta Das of Arunodoy Akademy, Tangla. Among them, Pradyumna Baruah of Khagara High School, Himashri Choudhury of Orang HS school and Atalanta Das were selected and awarded on State and national level science exhibitions during the 2009-10 sessions with the same models they presented here and got selected again for the State level. Sources informed that as per the guidelines of the concerned authority, the models presented by the child scientists must be fresh one every year on such occasions of selections.

Meanwhile, it has come to light that out of 68 selected students from the district, the first five selected students as per the serial numbers have not been able to receive the Inspire award worth Rs 5000 each which is regarded as an irresponsible act of the Education department of the State government. Out of remaining 63 selected students, 54 were present in the science exhibition.

The whole session of science exhibition was conducted by M Banu, Inspector of Schools of Udalguri district while Ganesh Mochahary, secretary of the Udalguri District Academic Council inaugurated the exhibition. The guardians and teachers present on the occasion lauded the government initiative to inspire their wards and held that the schools from village areas should be given preference for there are many hidden talents in the village schools who have not been able to get scope to show their creativity in science.