Solan, Feb 28
Shoolini University hosted the National Science Day, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ under the STUTI Programme supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in association with the Sophisticated Analytical Instrumental Facility, Panjab University, on Monday.
Students and faculty members of six premier schools from Solan, Shimla and Kasauli were present during the programme.
In his address, Chancellor Prof PK Khosla emphasised the importance of scientific journals and research publications. Talking about Sir CV Raman’s life and his discovery, he said, “The only profession that will make you immortal is science.” He welcomed all students to Shoolini University, saying, “the burden is on you to make India a science-driven country.”
Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla discussed skills that can make us all winners in the future. He spoke with the students about their future and the future of science. Elaborating on the value of teamwork, he shared anecdotes about his college days and used real-life examples to discuss the convergence of science and mathematics. “In the future, collaboration will be the most important skill to succeed,” he emphasized.
The event began with the Lamp Lighting ceremony and Saraswati Vandana, followed by faculty felicitation from various schools. The Microbiologist Society of India also launched its Microbiology Calendar. Shoolini University Registrar Sunil Puri, Dean Student Welfare Poonam Nanda, Dr Ashoo Khosla, Prof Kuldeep Chand Rojhe, and Dr Anuradha Sourirajan were among those present at the event.
The event was organised by the Faculty of Science, Shoolini University, and was hosted by Dr Prachi Kapil.
|POWER OF SCIENCE|
Science gives us the power to change the world. On this day every year, India celebrates National Science Day to mark the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir CV Raman 94 years ago. Since 1987, this day is being celebrated to create and promote a scientific temper among youth.