Innovative projects marks National Science Day celebrations at CU

Innovative projects marks “National Science Day” celebrations at Chandigarh University Gharuan 

Contribution of Women in the field of Science & Technology has been since early civilizations says Scientist Dr. Dapinder Kaur Bakshi  

Innovative projects and presentation of ideas in the field of science and technology marked the celebration of National Science Day 2020 at the campus of Chandigarh University Gharuan. Students of different departments participated in various activities and competition which were based on the theme highlighting the role of women and her contribution in the field of science. A project exhibition was organized in which more than 60 projects were exhibited that showcased the latest technological advancement in the field of science and technology. Dr. Dapinder Kaur Bakshi, Scientist & Coordinator, Punjab State Council for Science and Technology presided over the inaugural ceremony in which a rally was flagged off to showcase the rich contribution made by women scientists around the world. National Science Day is celebrated in India in the memory and honour of the great Indian physicist and Nobel laureate Sir Dr. C.V Raman who had given his ground breaking theory in the field of light scattering which is popularly known as ‘’Raman Effect’’.

Project ‘’Power Walking’’ developed by Maniksha a student of department of physics was adjudged as the best innovative idea in innovation contest for women category while project ‘’Organic Gold’’ developed by Tripti, Anjali, Shivi, student team of department of Agriculture Sciences bagged 2nd position. Anuradha, Assistant Professor of Department of Chemistry bagged 1st position in the faculty category of innovation contest for women for her project Therapeutic Apparatus. Nukkad Natak staged by the team of department of liberal Arts on the central theme ‘’Women in Science’’ which displayed how a woman as a home maker uses various principals of science while doing their daily tasks was adjudged first while the play on ‘’Pollution’’ staged by the students of chemistry bagged 2nd position.

National Science Day was celebrated at Chandigarh University in association with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology under the Mission Innovative Punjab which aims to inculcate the spirit of research and innovation amongst the Youth of Punjab. While addressing the students, Dr. Dapinder said, “Women has always played a significant role in development of science & technology and Indian Women are not far behind in the field”. Whether it has been the field of medicine, health care or space program, Indian Women Scientists have not only proven that they possess the right knowledge but also have the ability to go beyond the conventional way to development new products and technologies for the betterment of the mankind added Dr. Dapinder.