Shillong, February 28, 2020 (MMP): National Science Day-2020 was celebrated in ICAR for NEH Region, Umiam. A two-day event packed with quiz competition for school children, impromptu lecture competition, memorial lectures and special competition on Idea Challenge were among the attractions.
Around eight schools from Ri-bhoi and other districts participated in the competitions. Kick starting the programme Dr. B. K. Kandpal, Director, ICAR (RC) for NEH Region, Umiam delivered a lecture on the importance of science in society and our day to day life.
The lecture was followed by a lively interactive session with the school children moderated by Dr. G. Kadirvel, Principal Scientist & Organizing Secretary of National Science Day and Dr. A.A.P. Milton, Scientist & Co- Organizing Secretary. Sir C.V. Raman memorial lecture on ‘Mitigating Human Elephant Conflict’ was delivered by renowned elephant expert Padmashree Dr. K. K. Sarma.
In his address Dr. Sarma underlined the need for conservation of elephant and their ecosystem for future of our planet. Dr. P.L.N. Raju, Director, North Eastern Space Application Centre, Umiam delivered National Science Day Special Lecture on ‘Space, Science and Beyond’ highlighting the need for innovation and efforts for igniting the young minds. The day progressed with distribution of prizes for various competitions to the winners and participating school children. The event ended with vote of thanks from Dr. G. Kadirvel with the promise to foster and nurture science in the coming years too.MMP