MAHE celebrates National Science Day

 MAHE celebrates National Science Day
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Mangaluru, March 01, 2022: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal celebrated National Science Day on Feb 28. The event was hosted by Manipal School of Life Sciences (MSLS) at the auditorium.

Rohith Chakrathirtha, a renowned author, mathematician, and communicator was the chief guest.

National Science Day is celebrated across the country to commemorate the discovery of ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir CV Raman on February 28, 1928. Its aim is to spread the importance of science and its impact and applications in all aspects of life, by showcasing developments in science.

Rohith Chakrathirtha meticulously articulated the scientific significance of Yugadi and the traditional Indian calendar. He also explained the way ancient Indian astronomers had considered the planetary movements while computing the calendar in symphony with nature. He encouraged students to explore the cultural history of Indian scientists, while pursuing their scientific ambitions.

Lt Gen (Dr) MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE delivered the presidential address.

“Manipal Academy of Higher Education has been celebrating National Science Day for the past 20 years by organizing a number of activities for the higher primary and high school children in the region. Developing Scientific curiosity amongst the young students will greatly help in our nation’s development,” he said.

“Significant contemporary scientific discoveries in the fields of artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, space exploration and healthcare have played a crucial role in the improvement of the quality of life. We at MAHE, encourage the students to not only develop a scientific temperament but also be cautious and ethical in using scientific and technological advancements,” he added.

To celebrate National Science Day MAHE provides opportunities to students to participate in model building, drawing and elocution competitions in defined themes. In addition, MAHE hosts school toppers for a week-long residential, hands-on science training program at the Manipal School of Life Sciences (MSLS), culminating in a science exhibition and the Science Day celebrations

Lt Gen (Dr) MD Venkatesh, Dr Narayana Sabhahit (Registrar of MAHE,), Chakrathirtha and Dr. K. Satyamoorthy (Director, MSLS) presented the prizes to winners of various competitions. Dr Sabhahit welcomed the gathering and Dr Raghavendra Prabhu (Deputy Registrar, MAHE), proposed the vote of thanks. 

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