National Science Day 27th February 2018
Bhavan’s Vivekananda College ,Sainikpuri celebrated National Science Day on 27th February, 2018. It was organised by the Departments of Physical and Life Sciences with the theme “Scientific issues for the development of the Nation”. The Science Day began with an inaugural session graced by Vice Chairman, Air Cmdr. (Retd) J. L. N. Sastry, (VSM,) Prof. Y Ashok, Principal, BVC, faculty members and students of Physical and Life Sciences. Prof. Y Ashok appreciated the efforts of the faculty and students for their team work. Vice Chairman, Air Cmdr. (Retd) J. L. N. Sastry, VSM, gave his blessings and discussed the importance of science in our daily life.
The keynote speaker and the Chief Guest for the inaugural session Smt. G. Krishnaveni, Member Secretary (FAC), TSCOST, gave an insight into the objective of TSCOST which was to propagate science in educational institutions at Mandal, District, State and National level. She emphasized the importance of living with science rather than celebrating science. The Guest of Honour Brig. P. Ganesham, VSM (Retd.), Founder President, Palle Srujana, while addressing the audience urged the need of using Gandhian Technology based on MLM- more from less for many, with a focus on grass root innovations.
The highlight of the event was a documentary on “Role of Science & Technology in developing 70 years of Independent India”. Events conducted during the Science fair were live experiments, poster presentations, display of models and an essay competition in English. There was an enthusiastic response from students of other collegesof the twin cities like St. Pious X Degree & P.G College for Women, Nacharam; University College for Women, Koti, St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet; Kasturba Gandhi Degree & P.G College for Women, Marredpally; Ideal Degree College for Women, Dilsukhnagar to name a few.
A total of 390 students registered for various events in the Science fair. The Essay writing competition dealt with current issues like Plastic roads, electricity theft, biodegradable packaging, printing organs for transplantation, air pollution, food fortification to combat malnutrition, detecting drunk people, microplastics, and solid waste management. 192 posters were presented by the students of which 107 were from life sciences, 64 from physical sciences and 21 were from computer sciences. A total of 136 models were displayed for the event including 90 live demonstrations.
The National Science Day celebration was a grand success.
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