The sixth day of the week-long festival of Science and Technology, Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate was celebrated under the theme “Looking Ahead-S&T Roadmap for Next 25 Years” at the Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST), Dehradun. Dr Aparna Sharma, Senior Scientific Officer, UCOST started the session with her welcome note. Dr B. K. Das, Director, IRDE-DRDO, Dehradun and Dr B. R. Arora, Former Director, WIHG, Dehradun were the chief guests for today’s session. Dr Arora, gave an informative lecture on “Role of science and technology in understanding the source mechanisms and effects of natural hazards.” In his lecture, he made the students aware of different types of natural hazards like earthquakes, landslides, global warming, glacier melting, cloud burst, etc. He also told students about different generations and important parameters of earthquakes. Dr. Das, gave an interesting lecture on his experiences. He also talked about different technologies and how they can be helpful in the field of agriculture, medical, defense and security, space technology, etc. He motivated students to do something good for their country. Afterwards, the science-based fun activity and quiz competition were conducted for the students of different colleges. A vote of thanks was delivered by Shri Amit Pokhriyal, Public Relationship Officer, UCOST. The session was coordinated by Dr Piyush Joshi, Sr. Scientific Officer, UCOST. Science fun activity was performed by Ms Sonia Bhandari & Quiz Competition by Dr Pooja Joshi & her team. In this Program, Dr D. P. Uniyal, Joint Director UCOST, Dr B. P. Purohit, Dr Ashutosh Mishra, Er. Jitendra, Shri Amit Pokhriyal, Dr Aparna Sharma, UCOST Staff, Staff of Biotech Council and students from ICFAI, Graphic Era, NDRF etc., were present. More than 200 officials, scientists, faculty members, researchers, and students, participated in the programme through hybrid mode.
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