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‘Science helps build scientific temperament, curb prevailing superstitions’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

TANGLA, Feb 28: Along with the rest of tion, tiol Science Day commemorating the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian scientist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was also observed in Tangla on Tuesday.

With the focal theme of this year ‘Science and Technology for specially disabled person’, a

Day-long programme was held in the premises of Tangla English Medium High School (TEMHS). The programme was envisioned by Rural Organization for Social Service (ROSS), the nodal agency of Udalguri district to trigger science popularization activities among the masses and to dissemite scientific education about the current issues of science and technology amongst the students.

The programme started with lighting of the ceremonial lamp and iuguration of the event by Prof Jayanta Kr. Chakravorty, noted writer and faculty of the Department of English, Tangla College. Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Prof. Chakravorty said, “Science helps us build scientific temperament. It helps us to curb the prevailing superstitions in our society.” He appealed to the students to use the blessing of technology, i.e, gadgets judiciously. Chakravorty further added that many specially-abled people had shown excellence with their spirit and determition with the help of science and technology.

Attending the programme as guest of honour, Saptati Endow, Assistant Commissioner of Bhergaon, said that school life was a crucial part of a student’s life. Highlighting the reasons for celebrating tiol Science Day, she recalled the great contributions of CV Raman and his discovery of Raman Effect. She also recalled the lines of APJ Abdul Kalam. She appealed to students to set their goal and work hard to achieve it.

An essay writing competition, science model exhibition and quiz competition were also held among 11 school students of the town. Tapan Bhattacharjee was the quizmaster of the quiz competition.

In spot essay writing competition, two students of Arunodoi Academy, Chanu Rabha and Monjyoti Boro, bagged first and third prizes while Gayatri Sarmah of TEMHS bagged second prize.

Certificates of participation and trophies were also distributed on the occasion. The programme was also attended by Mahindra Bharali, maging director of TEMHS, and Jiten Sarania and Chitra Kachari from ROSS.

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