The National Science Day (NSD) to commemorate the Nobel Prize
winning discovery ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir C.V Raman, was celebrated at Manipal
University Jaipur (MUJ) on Friday. On the occasion, the Chief Guest, former
President of the Indian National Science Academy, Padma Vibhushan Prof. M. S.
Valiathan addressed as many as 500 students from different schools and colleges
of Jaipur. He told them about the contributions of Sir C.V Raman to the field
of Indian Science.
Prof. Valiathan further said that the research in fundamental areas is of utmost importance even today. Talking about the momentous discovery of circulation of the blood in the human body, he elaborated some of the life events of the great physician Dr. Harvey. He also threw light on American surgeon Dr. Gibbon, who initiated the open heart surgery. In his eloquent motivational oration, he spoke about the intense curiosity, focus, tenacity and hard work that can make an individual successful in any field.
During the programme, Chairperson-MUJ, Dr. K. Ramnarayan and the Registrar Dr. R.H. Kamath were also present. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Arunava Agarwala, the convener of the event. Earlier, President MUJ, Prof. G. K. Prabhu, Director School of Basic Sciences, Dr. Lalita Ledwani, and Dean Faculty of Science, Prof. Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay, also spoke on the occasion.
Other events on the NSD were tree plantation, inauguration of research facilities of the green house and scanning electron microscope etc.