GANGTOK, Feb 28:
The Regional Centre of Institute of Bio Resources and Sustainable Development (RCIBSD), an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India celebrated National Science Day here in the capital Gangtok on Feb. 28.
On this occasion of the National Science Day, drawing and essay writing competitions were organized for the school students. ‘Science in Life’ was the theme for the drawing competition for the students of 1st–3rd standards and the essay writing competition was for students from standards 4th–8th with the topic ‘Chemistry in Life’.
Total 36 participants from 9 different schools including Government Senior Secondary School, Tadong, Mount Zion Kid Zee School, Holy Cross School, Joy Bells School, Tiny Pearls School, Bahai School, Sai Gurukool Academy, Army School and Kendriya Vidyalaya participated in the competition. Master Abhrajit Roy of Holy Cross School stood 1st while Master Nishan Chettri of Sai Gurukool Academy and Miss. Sasmeeta Swain of Kendriya Vidyala grabbed the 2nd and 3rd positions in the drawing competition. The winners of the essay writing competitions were Miss. Saswati Mishra , Holy Cross School, Miss. Sushma Darnal, Bahai School and Miss. Ayasha Subba, Sai Gurukool Academy in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Additional Director, Secondary Education, Human Resource Development Division (HRDD), Govt. of Sikkim M.P Subba was the chief guest for the day. Additional Director, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Sikkim Mr. D. T. Bhutia was the guest of honour and Officer on Special Duty of RCIBSD Mr. Sunil S. Thorat chaired on the occasion.
Mr. Subba appreciated the efforts made by RCIBSD in spreading awareness among the school students towards science. He said that by organizing such events RCIBSD is contributing a lot in educating the students about science. He also emphasized on organizing such events regularly. He appealed the students to be globally more competitive.
Mr. D. T. Bhutia during his brief address commented on the contribution of Sir C. V. Raman towards science for the society. The OSD, RCIBSD, Sunil S. Thorat enlightened on the life of Sir C. V. Raman and said him to be a pioneer of science in India.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)