Port Blair, Feb.28: Like all years, this year too, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), A & N Administration, celebrated the National Science Day today to mark the contributions of Sir CV Raman and the discovery of ‘Raman Effect’ which had led to the conferment of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Sir CV Raman in the year 1930. The week-long celebrations and culminated today with the release of a ‘Report on Compilation of Ambient Air & Noise Data during Deepawali Festival: 2010-2017’, followed by formal launching of the official website of the Department of Science & Technology, Andaman Nicobar Pollution Control Committee(ANPCC) by the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Mr. Anindo Majumdar in the Secretariat. The Chief Secretary complimented DST and ANPCC for making efforts in reaching out to the people and ensuring greater transparency in discharge of their responsibilities.
Besides, a daylong inter-collegiate seminar on the theme ‘Scientific Issues for the Development of the Nation’ was also organised at the conference hall of DST at Dolly Gunj, in which students of various colleges viz, JNRM, ANIIMS, TGCE, ALC, & ANCOL deliberated upon the issues of common concern of development with a view to find out scientific solutions to the issues.
The Director, CIARI, participants were greatly benefited by the presence of Dr. Kundu, who addressed the participants in the second Sir CV Raman Memorial Lecture in which he highlighted the key areas of concern for having a sustainable and holistic development of these Islands.
During the prize distribution ceremony the chief guest, Mr. DM Shukla Principal Secretary (Sc. & Tech.) and Chairman, ANPCC congratulated the winners and appreciated their enthusiasm with which the students had participated in the daylong seminar along with their faculty members despite their other pressing commitments.
During the week science films were screened in educational institutions at GMSS, Dolly Gunj, GSSS, Bathubasti, GSSS (Model), Port Blair and GSS, Prothrapur.