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National Science Day 2021

Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science & Technology celebrated National Science Day in virtual mode. Around 200 students from all over Punjab participated in the program. This year the theme for the National Science Day (NSD) 2021 is "Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work".

Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General, Science City while giving introductory remarks said that National Science Day is celebrated on February 28 every year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian Physicist Sir C V Raman on 28 February 1928. She emphasized that Science and Technology drive every nation’s progress and prosperity, as well as, is an essential tool to meet the challenges related with sustainable development. She called upon the teaching community to motivate students to learn and apply scientific concepts in their daily life so as to ignite their interest in research and innovation.

A special talk on Bioacoustics was delivered by Dr. Manjari Jain, Associate Professor , Biological Sciences, IISER Mohali on this occasion. She said that Bioacoustics is a branch of science that deals with understanding of acoustic communication in animals. This also includes studying the ecology and behaviour of animals like birds, bats, insects etc. that communicate with each other using sound and vibrations. Further, she said that bioacoustics can also be used to monitor biodiversity and environmental changes including alteration of natural habitats, noise pollution and changes in environmental temperature.

A declamation contest was also organized for students of class 6 to 11 on this occasion on the theme "Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work". 









(Class 6 to 8)



Class 8

Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala

1st Position

Kriti Walia

Class 7

Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala

2nd Position

Category- 2
(Class 9 to 11)


Sumandeep Kaur

Class 11

Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala

1st Position

Yashkaran Rattu

Class 10


2nd Position