Jalandhar February 23 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Under the able guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen, Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar is celebrating 7 day long Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyata Festival of Scope for all, “Science Communication, Popularization & Its Extension” . College is celebrating this event in association with Ministry of Culture, PSA Govt. of India and Vigyan Prasar, to mark 75th “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
This programme is organized under State Nodal Agency of Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, Chandigarh. The main attractions of this festival are book fair, film show, lecture series by experts, innovation gallery and poster exhibition. Second day of festival started with scientific talk of Dr. Gurvinder Singh, Group Head, Semi-Conductor Laboratory DRO Mohali by virtual mode. The topic of his talk was “ISRO’s journey from AryaBhatta Satellite to Chandaryaan” under the theme – “From Annals of History”.
Dr. Neelam Sharma, Coordinator of the festival formally welcomed him. Dr. Gurvinder Singh had very well explained the importance of satellite in our day-to-day life. He made students aware about different satellite launch vehicle like GS LV & SLV3. He has also discussed in detail about I, II and III generation geostationary satellite launch by ISRO and how they work for the benefit of our country. IRSP-4 (Ocean SAT) satellite used to study different parameters related of oceans.
CARTOSAT-1, 2 & 3 satellite having precise resolution up to 30 cm are used for town planning, weather forecasting, flood mapping & forest management. Dr. Nitika Kapoor moderated the session. After 1st session, two movies on “Sir Homi Bhabha” and “Women Power in Science” were screened. After that Sai-Kala Poster Competition was organized for college and school students. More than 106 students from 34 School/Colleges/University participated in Poster Competition.
Dr. Sonia Mago, Head of Physics Department, Swami Sant Dass Public School, Jalandhar, Mr. Pawan Kumar, Head of Painting Department, Apeejay School, Jalandhar, Dr. Meena Sethi, Head of Botany Department, NJSA Govt. College, Kapurthala, Dr. Sangeet Obrai, Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology judge the posters with great acumen. Mrs. Navroop, Head of PG Department of Punjabi, Mrs. Meenakshi Sayal, Convener, Dr. Neelam Sharma, Dr. Seema Marwaha, Dr. Anjana Bhatia, Coordinators of the event honoured the judges. Navneet, Divyanashi and Asheeta stand 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in Poster Competition under College Category .
Under School Category Jasneet and Ayush got 1st prize, Vanshika and Preeti got 2nd prize and Kuljeet, Pranvi and Ravnoor stand 3rd in Poster Competition. DEO Mr. Harjinder Singh and Deputy DEO Mr.Rajiv Joshi also take round of Science Fair Exhibition and Book Fair. They are so overwhelmed to see demonstration of experiments prepared by students of different departments, that they further emphasized that all schools of Punjab should visit the Science Fair organized by HMV.
Different departments give experiential learning to students. In afternoon Session Dr. P.K. Ahluwalia, Former Professor, Department of Physics, HPU, Shimla addressed students by virtual mode on the topic “Kaledoscopic View of Human Development Through Science and Technology.” Mrs. Meenakshi Sayal extended warm welcome to him. He explained about various inventions and innovations in Science and Technology with special reference to the Indian connections.
He emphasized on the linkage between Science, Technology and Society. He referred the latest innovations such as Fold Scope by Manu Prakash which is very useful and available at reasonable price to everyone. He emphasized on make in India and percolation of innovation culture. Dr. Sakshi Verma moderate the session. In evening session students experience the miracles of Botany through experiential learning. Students measured different soil quality parameters like pH, Electrical Conductivity and Moisture Content. They have also extracted the DNA and Chlorophyll pigment from different plant samples.