THEME – “SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE FOR SCIENCE”
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth had organised an Elocution contest on the topic “Science for the people and the people for Science” for Chancellor’s Medal 2019 in commemoration of the National Science Day on 28th February 2019 and in remembrance of the discovery of ‘The Raman Effect’ by the Noble Laureate Sir CV Raman (28th February 1930).
Three participants each from all the constituent colleges and the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth had participated in the elocution contest and spoke eloquently and empathetically on the topic “Science for the people and the people for Science”. Dr. Adkoli B.V., Director, Centre for Health Professions Education, SBV, Dr. Balanehru Subramanian, Director, Central Interdisciplinary Research Foundation (CIDRF) and Dr. Mangaiyarkarasi, Sr. Scientist of CIDRF were jury for the contest.
WINNERS OF THE CONTEST
Ms. DishariBasu, II year BDS student from Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences bagged the First place in the Elocution Contest for the Chancellor’s Medal 2019 winning a cash award of Rs.3000/- along with a merit certificate and trophy,
Ms. Prakruthi Ramachandran, II MBBS student from Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute bagged the second place winning a cash award of Rs.2000/- with a medal and trophy while Mr. Roshan Rajini, III BDS student from Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences winning the third place and a cash award of Rs. 1000/- and a certificate and a trophy.
Ms. MincyMatrin, II MBBS student from Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute bagged the Vice Chancellor prize while Ms. Sruthi Ganesh IV MBBS student from Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute and Ms. Raichel Rajan, III B.Sc(N) student from Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College bagged the Dean – Research Prize.
PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Subhash Chandra Parija who presided over the function distributed the Chancellor’s Medal, Trophies, Certificates, and Cash Award to the winners. While speaking at the event, he congratulated all the contestants and said the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) had declared 28 February as National Science Day in 1986. The first National Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 1987. To spread the message of the importance of science and its application in the daily life of people it is necessary to accelerate the pace of the development. Science not only provides good career opportunity but also is very useful in our daily life which transforms our lives and also provides new direction to think, invent new technology as seen above etc. He advised the student community to spend more time in innovation which will, in turn, lead to newer inventions which will make our lives more comfortable. He further wanted the student community to think towards the conservation of our resources and leave a part of it for our future generations. He further mentioned that Science when affordable only be beneficial to human and we all should strive to innovate which should be useful to the poor
Prof. N. Ananthakrishnan, Dean of Faculty, Dr. Adithan C, Dean – Research, SBV delivered the felicitation speech. The Registrar – SBV, Prof. A.R.Srinivasan, Dean of MGMCRI, Prof. M. Ravishankar, the Principal, and Vice- Principal of the constituent colleges& Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, faculty and students of the constituent colleges participated in large numbers.