The Sixth Chandigarh Science Congress concluded today at Panjab University with the celebration of the National Science Day. Dr Raj Paroda, Ex Director General, ICAR & presently Executive Secretary, Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions speaking on the occasion stressed on the need to consolidate the agricultural resources available in the country.
He said that India has enough of buffer food stock, probably the largest in the region but we need to pool in resources to store this stock. Dr Paroda further mentioned that unlike China, India still has not fully utilized its foodgrain production capacity and that works in our favour in the long run because with improving technologies and trained manpower the country can look forward to upscale its production and fulfil not only its own requirement in the coming times but may also feed others.
Professor Sobti, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, speaking on the occasion said that the essence of 6th Chandigarh Science Congress has been to develop synergistic temperament in the minds of young researchers which should enable them to work collaboratively. Chandigarh Science Congress , that was being held at Panjab University from 26th to 28th February concluded today with National Science Day And Children Science Congress.
The congress besides seeing a tremendous response from the delegates, today celebrated Children Science Day with over 250 students participating in science exhibition and debates. Dr Gaurav Verma of University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology bagged the coveted CHASCOVENTION Young Investigator Award for his work on nano coatings and Gur Gaurav Singh from BE- Electrical and Electronics Engg, 3rd year UIET, PU, won the CHASCOVISION research proposal award winner.
The three day event ended with a quiz and valedictory ceremony.