On the occasion of National Technology Day 2018 , Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST) organised popular lecture on theme ‘Science & Technology for sustainable Future’. Speaker of event were Dr. V. C. Goyal, Scientist- G, National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee and Dr. Naveen K. Nawani, Associate Professor (Biotechnology Department), IIT, Roorkee. It was an interactive and informative lecture. Scientist, academic persons and students were also invited for the event.
First lecture was delivered by Dr. V. C. Goyal, Scientist- G, NIH, Roorkee. Dr Goyal delivered a talk on emerging water technologies for society, pond rejuvenation technology, natural treatment system and integrated water resource management (IWRM) Project. He also introduce about rain ground, surface water and virtual water trade. Second lecture of the event was given by Dr. Naveen K Nawani, Associate Professor (Biotechnology Department), IIT, Roorkee on topic ‘Value addition to microbial Biodiversity using modern biology tools’. He is actively working on technological potential of bacteria. His talk was based on probiotics and their characteristics. He is currently working on areas of nutritional enhancement, anticancer metabolites and cholesterol reduction of Yak lactobacilii diversity. His research is also involved on Phytase component.
Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, UCOST graced the occasion with his welcome address. Dr Dobhal talked about importance of National Technology Day and collateral effect of science on society. He said nowadays people want instant knowledge and students have forgotten to read books and write in papers, as they are depending more on online available knowledge. Availability of huge waste material is also a collateral effect of science because we have switched our habits to packaged food and there is no focus on reuse and recycling of these products. Dr Dobhal also talked about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their importance. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. D. P. Uniyal, Senior scientific officer, UCOST.