International Women Day: Science Live held at MRSPTU to mark the day

Punjab Tribune Bureau | March 08, 2021 09:56 PM
Punjab Tribune Bureau

AIIMS Director recalls sacrifices and contribution of great scientists

Women are agents of change in every domain: VC

 Bathinda: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda organized Science Live with the theme “Science is life, Make Successful Career in Science” to mark the International Women Day and National Science Day here on Monday.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bathinda Director Dr. D.K. Singh inaugurated the programme.


The programme (online and offline mode) was aimed to inspire the students in promoting scientific temper and sharing the significance of scientific applications in our daily life with practical examples.


Live Aero modelling show by  Shri Yadwinder Singh Khokhar of Siryewala was a great success and kept the students spellbound. While Arshdeep Sharma from IISER, Mohali displayed Drone and Bluetooth technology based projects like Quadcopter and  Bluetooth car, which got appreciation from the students. Live Science show also included go kart/car rally-project, Project exhibition- live demonstration and basic science live experiments.



Thousands of school students from various schools in all 22 districts of Punjab joined the programme on YouTube, which proved a boon for them. While Bathinda Meritorious School students under the guidance of Principal Dr. Rubi Gupta   attended the programme at university. All COVID guidelines were strictly followed during the programme.  


Speaking on the occasion, while recalling the sacrifices and contribution of great scientists, Dr. D.K. Singh said there was an urgent need to implement new technologies for the development of science and provide opportunities to the scientific minds of our country for a sustainable future. He also quoted scientific insights in Guru Granth Sahib and teachings of Guru Sahiban.


Dr. Singh remembered the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of great scientists like Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, who are India’s pride. While remembering great women of the World, Dr. Singh  also  described the story of the incredible woman who laid the foundation of AIIMS – Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur (India’s first health minister hailing from the princely state of Kapurthala), who set up India’s premier public institution for healthcare.


MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu said women are agents of change in the social, economic, cultural and political processes of the country and play a crucial role even  in challenging domains like the defence services, police and security forces. Prof. Sidhu also narrated the scientific perspective of Guru Sahiban’s teaching and women empowerment. Guru's message   "So Kyon Manda Aakhiye-Jit Jammeh Rajan" which means woman has been a birth giver to many a Saint, great Kings and Emperors, how she may be inferior/ sinner" sends a strong message on women empowerment, he added.


Dr. (Rtd.) S.B. Singh, Principal Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana delivered a motivational lecture and briefed about various fee waiver schemes for meritorious students in engineering and medical lines.


Prof. (Rtd.) Swarandeep Singh Hundal, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana gave various tips for success in life and career. He pointed out that behind each success is a story of tremendous commitment and perseverance.


All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Faculty Development Director, Col. B. Venkat, briefed about the various scholarships and AICTE schemes for the students and institutes.  


The programme coordinator, Dr. Manjeet Bansal, Er. Rajinder Singh, Er. Haramritpal Singh, Er.  Yadwinder Sharma and Prof. Mukesh Grover played key roles in organising the event, while Dr. Sunita Kotwal managed the stage very well.


It may be mentioned here that International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year around the world for the women’s rights and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28 to commemorate discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which led to Sir C.V. Raman winning the Nobel Prize.

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