From a Correspondent
DHEMAJI, March 1: Silapathar Science College observed Science Day on Tuesday. School children and teachers of 20 schools around Silapathar participated in the Science Day programme.
The programme was started by hoisting flags by Dr.Vikshu Kaudinya, governing body president, Silapathar Science College, Monoj Kumar Das, Director, IEE, Guwahati, Dharma Kanta Mili, Development Commissioner, Dhemaji district and Gopal Chandra Deb, Headmaster, Bhairabpur Netaji Vidyapith and president of Silapathar Aryabhatta Science Centre. The huge procession taken out by the school and college students drew the attention of the people of Silapathar town.
Another attraction was the departmental wall magazines. The students displayed their creativity in their wall magazines displayed in the respective departments. The mes of the wall magazines displayed were ‘Photonics’ of Physics department, ‘Chemophilia’ of Chemistry, ‘Florets’ of Botany, ‘Evolution’ of Anthropology, ‘Fuzzy’ of Mathematics and ‘Zoologica’ of Zoology Departments. All magazines were quite informative. The judges selected ‘Photonics’ first, ‘Chemophilia’ second and ‘Evolution’ third and in the science procession, Silapathar Don Bosco School, Bhairabpur Netaji Vidyapith and Lord Macaulay School were selected first, second and third respectively.
Manoj Kumar Das, Director IIE, Guwahati addressed the students and entrepreneurs with valuable suggestions for self-dependence and self-reliance. Dr. Ranjit Saikia, Principal of Silapathar Science College, initiated the concept of the whole programme.
Rice Museum was another attraction of the Science Day. More than 130 varieties of indigenous rice varieties were collected and preserved in the Silapathar College Rice Museum which is under the supervision of Dr Jitu Gogoi, Assistant Professor of Botany department of the college.