The Central University of Punjab organised a special lecture on Tuesday to mark Science Day in Bathinda.
SS Gill, vice-chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, was chief guest and key speaker. This day, in 1928, CV Raman announced to the world his famous discovery, Raman Effect (light changes wavelength when molecules deflect a beam), for which he won Nobel Prize for physics in 1930. This is also the foundation day of the university. P Ramarao, dean, academic affairs, highlighted the university’s achievements in the past one year.
Vice-chancellor Jai Rup Singh introduced the chief guest and said he hoped for a future collaboration with Gill’s medical university. In his lecture, Gill highlighted India’s stress on research and a “phenomenal” rise in the number of scientific workers, institutes, and publications in the country.
The key speaker educated students about scientific innovations in India that had made life easier for people. After the lecture, students presented a cultural programme, including one-act play, folk dance, 'shabad', and group songs.
Poster-making, photography, painting, essay writing, and poetry contests and a display of winning entries were other highlights of the day. Environment conservation and cancer eradication were some of the popular themes.
Inter-college competitons on “cleaner energy options and nuclear safety”, theme for this year’s National Science Day, were organised on the occasion on Bathinda’s Giani Zail Singh Campus of Punjab Technical University (PTU).
The applied science department on the campus had organised the events. Physicist Bhajan Singh from the depratment of physics, Punjabi University, Patiala, was chief guest. Principal Jasbir Singh Hundal addressed the participants.
Quiz, poster-making, slide show, paper presentation, and working-model display were organised in the second half of the session.