Department of Science & Technology & Sikkim State Council of Science & Technology celebrated National Science Day 2022 at Sikkim Science Centre, Marchak on 28/02/2022. National Science Day is celebrated all over the country on this day to commemorate the discovery of Ramman Effect. The theme for this year NSD was “ Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for Sustainable Future”. Shri. Karma Loday Bhutia, Minister, Department of Science & Technology graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The programme started by offering respect and prayer by Chief Guest to C. V. Raman.
The valedictory programme for a week long science festival “ Vigyan Sarvatra Paujayeta” also culminated today which was inaugurated by Shri. B. P Pradhan, IFS, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Sikkim on 22nd Feb 2022 at M, G, Marg, Gangtok where filmscreening, exposition and science posters display was organized.
Live grant inauguration ceremony from New Delhi was also displayed . Different events like science lecture, flash talks, filmscreening, painting, rangoli, quiz and poetry competitions was organized in different venues each day focusing on the themes and achievements made in the field of Science & Technology in the last 75 years of independence India.
The programme was organized in various places like Soreng, Namchi, Geyzing, Pakyong, Phodong and Gangtok. Final Quiz competitions was organized today at Science Centre where Namchi Govt Girl’s Sr Sec School ranked first and Dikling Govt Sr Sec School and Sombaria Govt Sr .Sec School were placed second and third position.
The winners were awarded with certificates and cash prizes amounting to Rs. 5000/-, Rs, 3000/- and Rs, 2000/- Dr. Rakshak Kumar, Scientist from CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. During his talk he presented the activities being undertaken by CSIR-IHBT IN Sikkim for science & Technology Intervention for social upliftment and livelihood. Dr. J K. Nayak, Scientist, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Department of Atomic Energy, Kolkata was another resource person during the programme. The programme was supported by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization under Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India.
The valedictory programme of 45 days long Green Skill Development Programme in Bamboo crafts and Furniture Making was also converge in todays programme. The programme was supported by Ministry of Forest & Environment, Govt of India. The trainees from Patuk-Singbel GPU and Thathangchen were also present during the programme and received certificates for completion of training from Chief Guest. Trainees were also handed over the equipment and tools to continue the skill development programme for alternative and sustainable livelihood.
Teachers and students from all over the State were present during the programme. The Chief Guest in his speech encouraged the students to make use of technology for their studies and career development. Beside he also urged students to develop entrepreneurship mindset rather focusing on small and temporary government jobs. He also highlighted some of the sustainable livelihood programmes and schemes initiated by present Government in field of agriculture, horticulture, apiary etc.
Also present in the programme were Shri. B. P Pradhan, IFS, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Sikkim, Shri. Hem Adhikari, Zilla Panchayat, Patuk -Sigbel, East Sikkim, officers from Department of Science & Technology and Chief Education Officer, Mangan,