National Science day is being celebrated every year to widely spread the message on the importance of science used in the daily life of people. It is to display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare. The science day is observed all over India. The NSD 2020 was organized by SRM Institute of Science and Technology in affiliation with ISCA Chennai chapter on 28th Feb 2020 at vadapalani campus in recognition of Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir C V Raman on 28th February 1928.
To mask the day, we wanted the youth budding scientists in and around the city to be a part of this programme as it serves as a platform for the students of various schools and colleges to exhibit their inventions or innovations in the form of working model or projects and via poster presentation. In this connection we had a gathering of over 250 young minds belonging to various educational institutions like Dr. MGR Matriculation School, K.K Nagar, Guruji Matriculation school, Kumaran colony, Government Girls Hr. Sec. School, Ashok Nagar, Spring field Matriculation School, K.K Nagar and ISCA members from the premier Institutions and students of SRM IST participated in the NSD 2020 celebration.
The Inauguration started by 9:30 am in the college auditorium. Dr. K. Ramachandran, convenor, NSD 2020 welcomed the gathering. Dr. S.V.Kashmir Raja, Convener, ISCA addressed the students of on the importance of science day and India’s contribution towards the invention of science. It is high time that we not only consume knowledge rather contribute knowledge to be on par with the global forum. Dr.S..Ponnusamy, Controller of Examinations, SRM IST addressed the young minds to stop not by just reading from the book because science is in practice, research and that can lead to an invention. Dr. S. Kannan Assistant Professor of Physics introduced the chief guest Shri, S. Thangapandian, Deputy Controller of Patents & Design, Guindy, Chennai. In his address the chief guest, inspired the students by stating invention is not a big thing it can be as small as a safety pin and you the pillars of tomorrow should contribute by registering all your projects proudly for patent. Dr.K.Jagannathan Assistant Professor of Physics gave the vote of thanks. Dr.K.Duraivelu, Dean (E&T) who distributed the prices to winners.
From left to right: Dr.K.Ramachandran convenor NSD 2020, Dr.Kashmir Raja Convener, ISCA, Shri.S.Thangapandian Deputy Controller of Patents & Design , Dr.S..Ponnusamy Controller of Examinations, SRM IST and Dr.K.Duraivelu Dean (E&T),SRM IST,Vadapalani campus.