Valedictory Function for the National Science Day in JNRM

Port Blair, Mar 06: The Department of Home Science and Zoology of JNRM, in association with the Department of Science and Technology, A & N Administration celebrated National Science Day and in this connection organised Sir CV Raman Memorial Lecture on the topic “Science and Technology for a Sustainable future”. Ms. Nitika Pawar, IAS, Secretary, (Science & Technology), A & N Administration was the Chief Guest on the occasion. While addressing the gathering she encouraged and motivated the students in taking active part in science day celebration.

Further Ms. Pawar, appreciated the importance of questioning on various current issues in connection with the conservation of nature and sustainability. She also stressed on indigenous practices followed by our forefathers and need for documenting them for the use of present generation. She felt that youngsters, especially students, should say ‘NO’ to non-bio degradable products.

Mr. T.N. Krishnamoorthi, Chief Engineer, ALHW delivered Sir CV Raman Memorial Lecture on the topic “Science and Technology for a Sustainable future.” In his presentation he highlighted the water management and rainwater harvesting practices in Andaman and Nicobar Islands through some successful models in practice. In addition to that he has also highlighted the constructive use of plastic in day-today activities without harming the nature.

Dr. N.Francis Xavier, Principal and Patron of this programme stressed the importance of nature and its conservation towards sustainable development. He has also motivated the students to inculcate the habit of scientific analysis. Mr. Rishikesh, SSO-II, Department of Science & Technology gave background note on the Sir C V Raman Lecture and importance of science day celebration in the islands. Mr. K.Venkatesan, HoD Home Science, JNRM and convener of this programme spoke in detail about the funding opportunities for the science based research through various Ministries of Govt of India and earlier welcomed the gathering.

Mr. J.Goutham, Assistant Professor & HoD and Co-Convener of the programme spoke on the scope of science-based research in these islands and proposed vote of thanks. To mark the occasion of National Science Day various competitions like Essay writing, Poster making and Elocution were conducted for JNRM students. Altogether around 75 students took part in the competitions.

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