27th February, 2018 : “Greater experiments do not require big laboratories with rich resources, but need scientific temperament and zeal with big ideas in mind,” said Prof. H.B. Bohidar from Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was the keynote speaker at the celebration of National Science Day by Faculty of Physical Sciences at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, today. Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar was the Chief Guest on the occasion while he also delivered a talk on ‘Gurukul to The Ranked Institute’. Dr. Anil Kumar Pundir, Registrar also graced the occasion with his presence.
Prof. H.B. Bohidar describing the history of Raman Effect said that spectrophotometer used by C.V. Raman was a simple optical instrument using sunlight as the only available source of light, to discover the phenomenon of scattering of light particles. Elaborating life history of the great Indian scientist he said that he was the first Indian Nobel Prize recipient, first professor and also the first Indian Director of IISC, Banglore. He said that Raman believed that science can be promoted only by doing it without foreseeing the involvement of professional organizers of science. He appealed the young students, scholars and faculty to come out with innovative ideas that can be transformed into discoveries.
In his elaborative talk, Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar said that India has rich history in scientific developments long before the foreign scientists gave their theories on modern science. Quoting the example of Balmiki Ramayan, he said that planetary position and seasons described in the epic has given evidence of Ram Setu and we could now able to calculate the birth date of Lord Rama through the documented text of the epic. He quoted Rishies and Gurus as the actual scientists who by their intellectual and scientific temperament discovered various phenomena of science which are also prevalent in modern science. Describing Gurukuls as an institution of great learning he said that moral and value based education system is crucially needed in modern society. He urged the young generation to transform their ideas to publications followed by patents and marketable products for sustainable development of the nation.
Prof. Devendra Mohan, Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences in his welcome address said that universities have greater opportunities for providing better infrastructure and resources to carry out research and students should harness such facility for better their future. He said that various competitions had also been organized to commemorate the National Science day. A number of students from various colleges affiliated to GJUST and students from the teaching departments of the university had participated in various events including quiz, poster making and essay writing competition. Certificates and prizes were distributed to the winners of the events on the occasion. A number of students, scholars, faculty of the university and colleges were present on the occasion.