Pushpa Gujral Science City Kapurthala celebrated World Science Day for Peace and development in virtual mode to underline the importance and relevance of science in our daily life. More than 100 students from all over Punjab participated in this program. The theme for World Science Day 2021 is “Building Climate-Ready Communities’". Er. Anuj Sinha (Former Scientist ‘G” DST, GOI), Chairman of the Board at Network of Organizations for S&T Communication was key speaker at this occasion. The focus of talk was “Science for and with Society”. In his address, he said that there is need to link science more closely with the masses so as to ensure that citizen
s are kept informed of developments in science and emphasized its importance in addressing the problems of the society. He encouraged students to showcase their talent in many prestigious science fairs being organised at local, national and international levels.
Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General, Science City informed that the Theme for 2021 is ‘Building Climate-Ready Communities’ as climate change has become a serious threat to the lives of billions of people. Since science plays an important role in broadening our understanding of planet and in making our societies more sustainable, hence, the event provides an opportunity to governments to deliberate on the challenges being faced in building climate resilient communities and in bringing science closer to the society.
Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director Science City said that there is no life without science today. The focus of the talk of World Science day for 2021 “Science for and with Society” is quite apt as it is Science that is helping the world in dealing with the global Covid-19 pandemic. It is, therefore, necessary to popularize science amongst the masses especially in the rural areas.