Every year National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February in the memory of Prof. CV Raman’s discovery of the Raman Effect, which had earned him a nobel prize. The School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) organized the Science Day by visiting the village kids from adjoining areas, which was initiated by Dr. Rakesh Thusoo.
Special programme was held at community hall Sirah where all the school going children assembled and participated in the activities, including cartoon filming, discovery of the microbiological world and fascinating space fact finding mission. Dr. Audesh Bhat from the Centre for Molecular Biology, Central University of Jammu was a special guest for the occasion. The Dean Faculty of Sciences, Prof. Ashok Sharma, interacted with the students and kids and shared his lifetime experience which was quite motivating.
Dr. Sharada M. Potukuchi, Head School of Biotechnology, advised students to be creative and be inquisitee towards science and hoped that one of them might be a leading scientist in future. Among others who attended the event were: Dr. Pankaj Biswas from School of Physics, Dr. Ruchi, Dr. Sonali and Dr. Gresh from ICMR-CAR, SMVDU and the Bharat Darshan Contingent from University of Kashmir. The scientific activities were led by Ms. Minerva, Mr. Rajeshwar Jamwal and Mr. Bhawani Sharma. Dr. Rakesh Thusoo expressed his gratitude towards Prof. RK Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU for the guidance and support.