3rd  Day of a week-long festival of science and technology “Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate”  - Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology

3rd  Day of a week-long festival of science and technology “Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate” 

The third day of the week-long festival of Science and Technology, Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate was celebrated on 24th Feb, 2022 under the theme “Milestones in Indian Modern S&T” at the Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST), Dehradun. Dr D.P. Uniyal, Joint Director, UCOST started the session with his welcome note. Dr Rajendra Dobhal, D.G., UCOST, in his address talked about the power of knowledge and gave examples of different famous scientists and their discoveries. He also discusses the ongoing developments in the field of health, energy and water sector. Dr Prakash Chauhan, Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, Dr Alaknanda Ashok, Professor & Dean, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar and Dr Nikhil Kant, Deputy Director, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) were present in this session. Dr Alaknanda Ashok delivered a lecture on “Technologies and their applications”. In her lecture, she discusses the latest technologies like artificial intelligence, communication technology, green energy, cyber security, mechatronics, etc. and their application in the field of education, agriculture, environment, manufacturing, healthcare etc. She also told students about the latest technologies and their application in day to day life. Dr Prakash Chauhan gave a presentation entitled “Observing from space”. In his lecture, he talked about the journey of space technology in India, Indian space programmes, and various types of satellites. He also told students about new updates in space technology and their societal applications. Dr Kant gave a brief introduction of the role and vision of AICTE. He also informed the students about the different ongoing schemes and policies of AICTE. The session was followed by a screening of science-based movies on the topic “science for a self-reliant India”.  Afterwards, the science-based fun activity and quiz competition were conducted for the students of different colleges. In this Program Shri G. S. Rautela, Dr B. P. Purohit, Dr Ashutosh Mishra, Er. Jitendra, Shri Amit Pokhriyal, UCOST Staff, Staff of Biotech Council and students from various colleges were present. A vote of thanks was given by Dr Manmohan Singh Rawat, Scientific officer, UCOST. The session was coordinated by Dr Aparna Sharma, Senior Scientific Officer, UCOST. More than 350 officials, scientists, faculty members, researchers, students, UCOST, RSC & UCB staff participated in the programme through hybrid mode.