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Sri Sri University Celebrates National Science Day 2024: Empowering Future Innovators

Feb 29, 2024

By: Kuber Nayak


On the 28th of February 2024, the Faculty of Science at Sri Sri University (SSU) commemorated National Science Day with the theme ‘Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat’ (Developed India). This event aimed to inspire future generations of scientists and showcased the potential of local technologies in building a stronger nation.

The day commenced with a warm welcome address by Prof. Amarendra Narayan Mishra, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Sri Sri University. Renowned scientist Dr. Jaya Krushna Panigrahi, Secretary of the Odisha Environmental Society, graced the occasion as the Chief Speaker. He delivered an insightful talk, delving into significant scientific advancements across various fields, including space exploration, environmental conservation, and ethical concerns surrounding topics like genetically modified organisms and designer babies.

Dr. Biplab Kumar Patra, a scientist at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, further enriched the discussion by elaborating on the “Raman Effect” and highlighting the crucial role of nanotechnology in optimizing energy harvesting techniques. He also shared valuable insights from his international experience, emphasizing the importance of indigenous technologies in propelling India’s development.

Adding a distinct perspective, Prof. (Dr.) B. R. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of SSU, drew a captivating comparison between ancient Indian scholars (Rishis) and their inventions with the marvels of modern science. He exhorted the young minds present to embrace the concept of “3H” – Head (intellectual development), Heart (compassion), and Hand (practical application) – to navigate their scientific journeys effectively.

The event also witnessed enthusiastic participation from students. An inter-school quiz competition saw Rudra Narayan Sahoo, Swayam Sambhav Tripathy, and Dipak Kumar Nayak from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mundli, Cuttack emerge victorious. Additionally, a scientific poster competition provided a platform for undergraduate students to showcase their research. Our students, Farhat Parween and Swosty Shreya Panda from the BSc (Environmental Science) program secured the first prize, followed by Gorang Ghabne and Pinkee Kayra from BSc (Hons.) Physics, and Diksha Ganguli with Shreya Ojha, also from BSc (Hons.) Physics, in the second and third positions, respectively.

The closing remarks and a heartfelt vote of thanks were delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Jay Prakash Bhatt, Dean of Students Welfare (DSW). With a spirit of intellectual exploration and a focus on homegrown innovations, National Science Day 2024 at SSU proved to be a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on the aspiring scientists of tomorrow.