Jamshedpur, Feb 29: CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur jointly with The Jharkhand Chapter of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) celebrated the National Science Day on 28th February 2020 with great pomp and show. Prof. Satya Deo Tripathi, NASI Senior Scientist, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad & General Secretary, The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad was the Chief Guest of the function. In addition to NML Scientific and technical staff more than 350 students, 50 teachers and Principals from Jamshedpur based institutions, like Jamshedpur Women�s College, LBSM College Jamshedpur, ARKA Jain College and The Graduate College, RVS Engineering & Technology, Jamshedpur will be participating in the programme.
While welcoming the gathering Dr. Ratnakar Singh, Chief Scientist and Acting Director briefed the audience with CSIR NML�s history and its contributions in the nation�s industrial growth in general and minerals, metals and materials in particular. He also motivated the students to pursue science as a career choice.
While delivering the welcome address Dr. Arvind Sinha, Chairman Jharkhand Chapter of NASI, motivated the students and teachers, emphasized that how one can develop the skill of doing science by asking the original question with self, and proceed towards solution through his sharp observation, original data and the knowledge generated by analyzing the data. Dr. Sinha requested the science teachers to develop skills of doing science among students. He also congratulated the two winners of Best Science Teacher Award -2020.
The Chief Guest, Prof. Satya Deo Tripathi delivered the lecture on �Contributions made in Science and Mathematics and its relevance to civilization�. In his lecture, Prof Tripathi deliberated why Mathematics was considered as the crest on peacock head and gem on cobra head. India was the birthplace of mathematics, which was revealed in his lecture citing examples of the era of Pingla, Aryabhatta, Brahmagupta, Bhaskaracharya II, Madhava, etc. He emphasized how the principles and theorems of mathematics was widespread across globe via Indian route.
On behalf of Jharkhand state chapter of NASI the chief guest gave away the Best Science Teacher Award 2019-2020 for Jharkhand State to two teachers namely � Shipra, Tata Workers Union High school Kadma, Jamshedpur and Vikash Kumar Das, NML-Kerala Public School, Agrico. The selection for Best Science Teacher Award was made based on nomination followed by evaluation of screening committee of NASI-Jharkhand. The award comprises of Rs. 10000/- each and citation.
The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Suman Kumari Mishra, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NML. The students expressed their excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit as well as interaction with the scientists and research scholars.