National Science Day (NSD) was celebrated in Defence Research Laboratory (DRL), Tezpur to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect on February 28 by the great Indian Physicist, Bharat Ratna, Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman, for his ground-breaking research work on scattering of light. He was also awarded the most prestigious Nobel Prize in physics in the year 1930 for Raman Effect.
DRL Tezpur, the only DRDO laboratory in NE region, celebrated NSD 2023 with great enthusiasm. Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur district, Deba Kumar Mishra graced the occasion as the chief guest. The programme started with the address of the Director, DRL, Dr Dev Vrat Kamboj, who described the significance of the day to participating students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Udalguri and Kendriya Vidyalaya-I Tezpur. He emphasized on the power of science and called upon the scientific fraternity to come together for the greater cause of science.
In the NSD programme an oration on a popular science topic was delivered by Prof Pradip Kumar Bora, Director NERIWALM, Tezpur. He stressed upon the importance of science in our day to day life and encouraged the students to take up science with enthusisam to proceed with a child-like curiosity which is the essence of science.
The programme culminated with a very inspiring and thought-provoking speech by the chief guest Deba Kumar Mishra. He encouraged the students to be inquisitive, to seek scientific answers to problems encountered in every day life and to keep abreast with current affairs through the use of newspapers and traditional learning methods. He also informed the august gathering about the scheme AROHAN of Assam Govt. which aim to encourage meritorious students to nurture their scientific thinking.
Source: Indian Army