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Model Contest on National Science Day at USTM
9th Mile, RiBhoi,
and February 28, 2019: About 150 innovative science models
were demonstrated at an innovative science model contest held at
the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya today as a
part of the celebration of National Science day. The contest was
organized by the School of Biological Sciences, USTM, in
association withRegional Institute of Science and Technology.
Prof Gopal Das, Dean, Research and Development, Indian Institute
of Technology, Guwahati inaugurated the Science Model Exhibition
and delivered the Science Day lecture on the theme “Science for
the People and People for the Science”.
Delivering the Inaugural lecture on this year’s Science Day
theme, ProfGopal Das said that observing Science Day with
presentation of innovative scientific models is a kind of humble
way of starting career as entrepreneur or promoter of science
and technology in the country. “Science day is a platform that
can open up good opportunities for the students in the future
because whenever you make a scientific model, you always keep in
mind that it has to be of some application for development of
mankind”, headed as he was addressing the students.
Prof. K Pakshirajan, Department of Bio Sciences and
Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati also spoke on the occasion and said
that he was happy to witness a huge gathering of students at
USTM to participate in the Science Day celebration with science
model exhibition. He said that IITG puts much stress on research
and development and thanked the organizers for inviting to be
part of such an enthusiastic Science Day celebration.
On this special occasion, MahbubulHoque, Chancellor of USTM said
that the motto of USTM has always been to impart quality science
and technology education and advanced research in frontier and
cutting edge areas. Innovation and invention remain the chief
focus of the university.
Expert judges from IITG and other premier institutions came to
judge the scientific models. Out of the scientific models
presented by the students, 5 models won first prize with
certificates and cash awards of Rs 7,000each; 5 models won
second prize, each winning cash award of Rs 5000 each and
certificates; 5 models won third prize, each winning cash award
of Rs 3000 each and certificates while the rest of the model
presenters received certificates and Rs1000 each. There were
five sub themes to accommodate all the models.
National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great
enthusiasm on 28th of February every year in order to
commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by the
Indian physicist, Sir ChandrasekharaVenkata Raman on the same
day in the year 1928. For his great success in the field of
science in India, ChandrasekharaVenkata Raman was awarded and
honored with the Nobel Prize in the Physics in the year 1930.