ICAR-DOGR celebrated “National Science Day”

ICAR-DOGR celebrated National Science Day (NSD) on 1st March 2021. The programme was celebrated to commemorate the discovery of “Raman effect” by great physicist and Nobel Prize winner Sir CV Raman. The aim of celebration is to encourage and create awareness towards importance of science in daily life. The theme for National Science Day 2021 is ‘Future of STI: Impact on Education Skills and Work’.

Mrs. Ashwini Benke, scientist and coordinator of programme welcomed all the participants and briefed about program. Then Mr. Ashok Kumar initiated various activities under the programme and briefed bibliography of Sir C.V. Raman. Dr. Saurav Ghosh, scientist (Agronomy) has conducted the virtual competitions for the staff and their children namely drawing on “Use of science in daily life” for the students below 10 years, theme of speech was “Online mode of teaching can replace traditional classes in future” organized for class VI to X and e poster was presented on “Green technology in agriculture”. Later, prizes were distributed to winners of each competition. Dr. V. Mahajan spoke on use of science and its history in human life and related mythological stories. The director Dr. Major Singh added his remarks on importance on National Science Day and said that the day is celebrated to recall the contribution by Nobel laureate, physicist CV Raman on this day in 1928. He emphasized on role of innovative ideas in routine life. Vote of thanks was expressed by Dr. Bhushan Bibave, scientists (APSE).

The total 40 participants comprising Scientist, Technical’s, Admin and RA/YP’s attended program. All the WHO safety guidelines followed in program to fight against pandemic situation of COVID-19.