GUWAHATI, Nov 6 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the National Science Seminar-2019 on the topic �Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: Impact on Human Welfare� at the Regional Science Centre (RSC) here today.
Addressing the seminar where selected students also participated, the Governor said, �India is a developing country where science and technology play a vital role in the achievement of its development aspirations.�
Terming the students the future of the nation, the Governor said that the present education system which is largely based on the proliferation of science and technology, should address the holistic development of the children. He also said that the science seminars like the one being held at RSC should stimulate scientific zeal in the students and enrich their scientific bent of mind.
Prof Mukhi also said that science and technology in the present century have made spectacular advancements in diverse fields. He said science centres are touted throughout the world as one of the effective media for disseminating scientific ideas and showcasing the developments of science and technology among the masses with the basic objective of improving the quality of life. Moreover, adequate knowledge and proper understanding of the basic principles of science help the students to broaden their mental horizon. He also observed that science helps to generate rational and logical thinking in day-to-day activities which leads a student to become wise.
The Governor also expressed happiness about the fact that the Regional Science Centre, Guwahati witnesses a turnout of over 5.50 lakh visitors annually in its galleries and different scientific programmes.
RSC, Guwahati is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums functioning under the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India and plays a key role for science popularisation in realising the national dream of achieving universal science education for all through various non-formal methods. Since its inception, this science centre has been acting as an agent of change in propagation of science and technology in the entire north-eastern region.
Director General, National Council of Science Museum AD Choudhury; Director, North-East Zone, National Council of Science Museums Subhashis Das and Project Coordinator Basudev Mandal along with a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.