National Science Day Celebration

DSC_1932‘Space Science has initiated progress of the Nation’ – Prof. Gangadhara Bhat

“The tremendous development took place in Space Science and Technology in the post Independency era have initiated progress of India. Thanks to visionary scientists like Raman, Bhabha, Sarabhai and Abdul Kalam. They had vision for the overall growth of the nation” said Dr Gangadhara Bhat, Professor of Marine Geology, Mangalore University during his guest lecture on the topic “Make in India the dream to realize” as a part of National Science day celebration held at St Philomena College. The function was jointly organized by the Science Forum, Karnataka Rajya Vijnyana Parishath (KRVP) district unit and the Alumni Association of the college.

“Using the remote sensing satellites one could gather invaluable data of large area of the earth which is not possible from other means. The environmental impact of the developments such as sea erosion, climate change, forest destruction in a region can be evaluated. The water, mineral, forestry and biodiversity information could be gathered by satellite based studies. India has reached the stage of self sufficiency in Space Science. India could launch satellites to lower, middle and higher altitudes from the space station in the country itself which is actually the make in India. The growth of industry, agriculture, education, commerce and many other sectors are due to satellites which have been becoming the integral part of daily life” said Dr Gangadhara Bhat.

Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Campus Director and Chairman for PG studies said “by celebrating the Science day we actually honor the contributions given by Nobel laureate Prof. C V Raman and other scientists and their work.   Prof. Raman did his research with minimum facility available at that time. With shear perseverance and dedication he could discover the finest phenomenon of light scattering. The younger generation should derive the inspiration from the life of great people of Science and work for the growth of this great nation”

Mr. Kadamajalu Subhas Rai, the President of KRVP, District unit, in his introductory remarks said “agriculture is also a lucrative job like any other jobs. Younger generation should enter into this field not shun away. By introducing the modern technology added with the scientific spirit we can make the agriculture as economically viable”

Very Rev. Alfred J Pinto, the Correspondent of the College presided the function and said “the scientific temper is essential for the peace and harmony. The questions which we ask and efforts we make to gain answer for those questions are actually make the Science. Inquest minds only crate Science and nurture the Science. We have gone to the space and moon, we could gage the universe, but remember our feet should be on Earth. We have to preserve the serene nature of which we are all part. Any growth should not be the expense of the destruction of mother earth”

Prof. Leo Noronha, the Principal, Prof. Udaya, Convener of Science Forum, Mr. Bharath, Secretary of Alumni Association, Mr.Karunakara Shetty, secretary of KRVP district unit, faculty members and Science students were present.

Mr.Jayakumar Rai, President of the Alumni Association welcomed, Ms. Reshma Thomos proposed vote of thanks. Sinchana and group rendered prayer. Ms. Ananya compered the function.

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