To commemorate the invention of ‘The Raman Effect’ by the veteran Indian Physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, National Science Day was celebrated at School of Basic and Applied Sciences, G D Goenka University with great enthusiasm on February 28, 2020 with theme of ‘Women in Science’. For great success in the field of science, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman had been awarded and honoured with Nobel Prize in the physics in the year of 1930.
The session was initiated by lighting of lamps along with Saraswati Vandana. This was followed by welcome address delivered by Dr R K Thakur, highlighting the significance of celebrating science day. He discussed how the contribution of science and technology has revolutionized our day to day activities and made our life much easier. President of GDGU, Prof. (Dr.) Suku Bhaskaran emphasised on role of students in development and progression of research in the field of science and technology to take up to next level.
The chief guest of the event, Dr Nita Dilawar, (senior scientist F, NPL) who also worked on Raman spectrometer, has highlighted the present day scenario of science and technology and added a note on the research area gaining significance in India and at global level. She delivered a motivating, inspiring and scientific lecture on ‘Raman Spectroscopy: Trends and Scope’. She also stressed on the importance of discovery made by Sir Chanrashekhra Venkata Raman which we know as Raman Effect and its application in many scientific instruments and clinical diagnosis. She explained how a creative thinking and observation can lead to new discoveries.
This day was followed by open science quiz for students and prizes were distributed to winners. The chief Guest, Dr Nita Dilawar was felicitated with a memento by Dean, SoBAS, Dr. R. K. Thakur.
The session was successfully concluded with the vote of thanks.