National Science Day Celebrated at CARI, Port Blair

24 February 2014, Port Blair

Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Port Blair celebrated National Science Day at Garacharma Research Complex of the Institute during 24th and 28th February 2014. The theme of celebration was ‘Fostering Scientific Temper’. National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28th February every year to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by the great Indian physicist Sir C.V. Raman on the same day in 1928. For this, he was awarded and honored with the Nobel Prize in the Physics in 1930.

In his address, Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, CARI explained the importance of this celebration. He emphasized on the opportunities and scope in agriculture sector. He expressed his happiness on the response shown by farmers and students.

Farmers from different villages of South Andaman were shown mini incubator hatchery in Animal Science Division, Sub-DIC, Dweep Krishi Darpan, Poly house, Watershed and other models established in the Institute. They interacted with scientists. Over 50 farmers participated in the session.

Mini science quiz was conducted for students from six schools of South Andaman. Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Port Blair bagged the first prize.

Over 30 women participated in poster competition on the topic ‘How to overcome Anemia in women’ and extempore speech. A scientists-students meet was also organized on the occasion.

Programme was coordinated by Dr. S.K. Zamir Ahmed, Senior Scientist and Organizing Secretary of the event.

(Source: CARI, Port Blair)