Keekli Reporter, 13th September, 2018, Shimla
The Science Faculty of St. Bede’s College, Shimla, in collaboration with the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Shimla Chapter hosted a one day National Seminar entitled “Celebrating Indian Science : From Past to Future” as more than 350 science students of the college along with 140 students from various colleges and schools of Shimla attended it. The main objective of the seminar was to enjoy the wonderful world of science, to satisfy the curiosity of young minds and to understand how or why certain things happen around us. Dr. Prof. Neeraj Sharma, President ISCA Shimla Chapter, inaugurated the seminar.
In her address, she highlighted the importance of science in one’s life. In the first technical session of the seminar a movie on “The Quantum Indians” was shown to students followed by an “On the Spot Quiz”. In the second session, Prof. P.K. Ahluwalia delivered a lecture on the topic “Impact of Innovation on Human Development through Science and Technology: From Past to Future”. Second half of the day started with another lecture delivered by Prof. Subhash Gupta on “Our Journey of Science – Future Ahead”.
In the third session, Prof. Jaspreet Sambi from Panjab University Chandigarh delivered a talk on “Indian Science Looking Back and into Future”. To stimulate the idea of controlling pollution and protecting our environment and to share and discuss issues relating to it, there was a panel discussion on the topic “Can Scientific Interventions Help Overcome the Curse of Pollution”. The panel responded to the queries of the audience convincingly. This was followed by a live demonstration of experiments by Physics, Microbiology, Biotechnology departments, while the departments of Botany and Zoology put up an exhibition on medicinal plants and insects.
Those in attendance were Centre of Excellence, Govt. Degree College, Sanjauli, R.K.M.V, Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Degree College, Chaura Maidan, Convent of Jesus and Mary, D.A.V. School Lakkar Bazaar, St. Edward’s School, Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Kendriya Vidyalaya Jakhu, Govt. School Sanjauli, Monal Public School, Model School Summerhill and Chapslee, Auckland among others who enjoyed this engaging and educational seminar.