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A Curtain Raiser on National Science Day 2016

A Curtain Raiser on National Science Day 2016

A Curtain Raiser on National Science Day 2016

National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) Division of the Department of Science & Technology is celebrating tomorrow to mark the National Science day.

National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28th February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, a Nobel Prize winning discovery by Sir C.V. Raman. The theme of NSD-2016 is “Make in India: S&T driven Innovations’’. NSD Theme has been chosen for the purpose of raising public appreciation of scientific issues involved.

The Union Minister of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be the Chief Guest and the Minister of State, for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary will preside over the function. On this occasion both the Ministers will bestow the awards to the awardees, for their outstanding contribution in communication of science and technology and promoting science in nation Building for the year 2015.

NCSTC acts as a nodal agency to support catalyze and coordinate celebration of the National Science Day throughout the country in scientific institutions and research laboratories. NCSTC supports various programmes through grants-in-aid to State S&T Councils & Departments for organization of lectures, quizzes, open houses, etc,. Celebrations of important Scientific Days bring scientific awareness in the community. Many institutions also organize open house for their laboratories and apprise students about career opportunities available in the field of science & technology to mark this occasion.

National Council for Science & Technology Communication has instituted national awards in 1987 to stimulate, encourage and recognize outstanding efforts in the area of science popularization and communication and promoting scientific temper. The awardees for 2015 have been selected and Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala and Dr. Kuldeep Chander Sharma, Udhampur for the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication. The award consists of Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakh), a memento and a citation. Prof. Shashanka Mohan Bose, Chandigarh, Dr. G. Ganesan, Rajapalayam and Shri R. Sivaraman, Chennai being the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication through Print Media including Books and Magazines. The award consists of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh), a memento and a citation. Shri Pallava Bagla, Delhi being the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in the Electronic Medium. The award consists of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh), a memento and a citation. Dr. V. Rajendran, Tiruchengode, Vasundhara Public Charitable Trust, Sindhudurg, Shri Gurmeet Singh, Kapurthala for the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Popularization among Children. The award consists of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh), a memento and a citation. Science & Tech Siri Voluntary Organisation, Warangal being the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication through Innovative and Traditional methods. The award consists of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh), a memento and a citation.

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