Manipal University’s National Science Day Celebrations

Jayaprakash Kini
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KMN, 29-02-2012 18:19:54

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Manipal, February 28: Manipal University’s week-long celebration of National Science Day ended on Tuesday with the vice-chancellor of Mangalore University, Dr Shivashankara Murthy urging the students, who took part in various activities, to take up science seriously because India was dire need of quality scientists. 

Addressing students at the concluding program at Fortune Inn Valley View this afternoon he said, “if even 100 of the 500 students gathered here can take up science and do some quality research, the purpose of organizing this Science Day and creating awareness will be well served”.He said India had talents in plenty. “All what is required is to provide them good infrastructure and nurture that talent.” He touched upon a number of topics to impress the young minds that science was of paramount importance for the growth of the country.  

Dr Murthy informed the students how Nobel Prize was instituted, spoke about the green and white revolutions and also emphasized how India lagged in research and compared it with that of smaller countries like Brazil and South Korea. Having said that, he congratulated Manipal Life Science Centre (MLSC) for organizing such an event, and hoped that it would benefit the students immensely.The week-long activity is being conducted by Manipal University for the last ten years to promote science and technology in young minds, to show and tell them about advances in science and to enable them to pick a suitable career.  

During the week, the students participated in several activities related to science including drawing, model building, seminars, exhibition etc. Others who addressed the students on the occasion were, Dr M.V.Kamath, honorary director, Manipal Institute of Communications and Dr M.S.Valiathan, National Research Professor and first vice chancellor of Manipal University. Dr K Satyamoorthy, director, MLSC welcomed the gathering.


Pixs one and two are students with exhibits at the science exhibition held at Fortune Inn Valley View on the occasion of National Science Day.



Science-2: Mangalore University Vice Chancellor, Dr Shivashankara Murthy addressing the students and teachers on the occasion of National Science Day celebrated by Manipal University at Fortune Inn Valley View on Tuesday.

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