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Seminar marks National Science Day at RBU

March 01, 2018 03:51 PM

Punjab News Express
MOHALI: The Rayat Bahra University University School of Sciences celebrated National Science Day (NSD-2018) by organizing a National Seminar on "Science & Technology for Sustainable Future” in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology.

The main objective of the seminar was to provide a forum for distinguished academicians, researchers and scholars to interact in order to explore the role of science and technology for sustainable future along with promotion of collaborative research work among research institutes, universities and industries.

Prof Navdeep Goyal, Chairperson, Physics Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, who was the Chief guest inaugurating the seminar underlined the role of innovative instrumentation in achieving the goal of sustainability.

Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Chairman, Rayat Bahra Group, along with Manjit Kaur Bahra, Secretary Rayat Bahra Group, Prof V Rihani, Vice-Chancellor and Dr OP Middha, Registrar, Rayat Bahra University, accorded a warm welcome to the participating scientists.

Dr. Rakesh Tuli, Senior Research Advisor, PU, Chandigarh, was the guest of honor. Dr Harvinder Kaur, Dean, University School of Sciences (USS), in her welcome address emphasized the need of sensitization as a fuel for achieving the solution for current sustainability issues.

Prof V Rihani highlighted the key issues related to sustainability and added that such seminars provide a useful forum to the participants to share their expertise and also broadens their horizon of research.

The seminar included four plenary sessions and poster presentations by the delegates from across the country. In the first plenary session, Dr IS Dua, Professor Emeritus, Botany Department, PU, Chandigarh, spoke on appreciation and perking up life through science and technology. In his presentation he revealed the gradual progress of classical life sciences vis-à-vis biotechnology through the works of innumerable Noble Laureates who had worked even on the molecules of consciousness.

During the second plenary session, Dr Sandeep Sahijpal, Physics Department, PU, Chandigarh, gave a planetary perspective of our future with the use of common life examples. In his talk he discussed the impact of human activities, especially subsequent to the onset of industrial revolution on the earth's eco-system.

Dr Jayeeta Baumik, Scientist D, CIAB, Mohali, discussed about the development of biomass derived nonmaterial and nano photo sensitizers in contribution towards sustainable future. Dr Nasarul Islam, Chemistry Department, Government College, J&K, discussed the aspects of computational approach for material designing.

The highlight of the day was an organic exhibition by the Agriculture department to showcase and promote sustainable agriculture practices.


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