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Science centres, schools gear up for science day

mumbai Updated: Feb 28, 2012 02:20 IST
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In order to take their understanding of science beyond textbooks and lab experiments, 10 Class 8 and 9 students of Queen Mary School, Girgaum, will attend a panel discussion on clean energy and nuclear safety at the Nehru Science Centre, Mahalaxmi, on Tuesday.

“We asked our students if they wanted to celebrate science day by going for the panel discussion, and 10 of them chose to do so,” said Mrunal Raiborde Lodhe, a science teacher at the school.

Events have been planned across the city on February 28, the National Science Day, declared by the National Council for Science and Technology Communications in 1986 in honour of Nobel laureate CV Raman, who discovered the inelastic scattering of a photon, now known as the Raman Effect.

At Nehru Science Centre, Tuesday is the final day of the weeklong celebration hosted for the occasion. The Centre held various science-related contests and workshops for more than 150 participating schoolchildren. The prize distribution ceremony will also be held on Tuesday.

The Centre will also hold a CV Raman Memorial Lecture, where scientist Rakesh Kumar will speak of the life and works of Raman.

Several other city schools will celebrate the day by hosting special programmes in their school. Children’s Academy, Kandivli, will have events lined up through the day, based on the theme ‘Saving Mother Earth’. Students will put up skits and dances along with magic shows and other performances.

Seema Dinesh, a science teacher said, “We celebrate the National Science Day every year. The science club in the school takes this initiative and organises all the events.”