Keekli Reporter, 28th February, 2018, Shimla

Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE),  organized the State Level-National Science Day today at Gaiety Theater, Shimla, to commemorate the research done by the great Indian scientist Sir Chandra Shekhar Venkata Raman on scattering of light, which is popularly known as the “Raman Effect”; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930, for the same. Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj was the Chief Guest, as Manisha Nanda, Additional Chief Secretary (Environment, Science & Technology)-cum-Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh, addressed about National Science Day 2018. Welcome address was delivered by Kunal Satyarthi, IFS Member Secretary HIMCOSTE Shimla.

On the occasion, Poster making, Quiz and Declamation Competitions were held on 27th February 2018 at the Government Senior Secondary School, Portmore, Shimla for the school and college students. Students of about seven colleges of the town participated in the Declamation contest and 30 schools participated in Poster making (120 students) and Science quiz (56 students) competitions. Outstanding students of these competitions and also “Ozone Heroes” who participated in Ozone Day Competition were awarded by the Minister.

In addition to this, there was a special film show on the work of C.V. Raman followed by a quiz, and lectures delivered by Prof. P.K. Ahluwalia, Retd. Prof HPU, Prof. Rajeev Puri, Punjab University, Dr. B.K. Tyagi, Scientist-F, Vigyan Prasar, DST and Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Director, IHBT, CSIR, Palampur for the students.

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