Manipur observes National Science Day
Education Minister S Rajen Singh said that Science has prevented the world from the perils of fatal diseases.
A state-level National Science Day, 2021 was observed in the state at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) in Imphal on Sunday.
Speaking at the occasion, Education Minister S Rajen Singh said that science has given a new light to society. He said that the observance of National Science Day signifies the respect and courtesy shown to the scientists who lit a guiding torch for human society. “We all should honour the endeavours and sacrificial spirits shown by our scientists for humanity. Science has indeed prevented us from the perils of fatal diseases,” he added.
The development of science and technology has also made living easier for people. With the advancement of science and technology, there have been changes in all walks of life. The world has also become a global village. Communication network has also become faster, the minister said.
He also observed that the destiny of the people’s future will be decided by the present generation. The students should focus on their studies instead of indulging in unnecessary activities. They will succeed in life only when they work with a firm determination and objective, he added.
A Science Quiz competition was also held as a part of the observance. In the oral science quiz competition, Little Flower school, Sangaiprou, stood first while Nirmalabas High School, Mothers’ Pride Academy, came second and third positions respectively. Lamlong Higher Secondary School also secured consolation prize in the science quiz competition.
A talk in connection with the observation on the focal theme, “Future of STI: Impact on Education, Skills and Works” was also conducted. Professor N Rajmuhon Singh, department of Chemistry, Manipur University was the guest speaker during the talk with interaction.
In the observance jointly organised by the Science Unit, department of Education (S) and SSA, Manipur, Commissioner Education(S), T Ranjit Singh, IAS and director Education(S), L Nandakumar, IAS, attended the occasion as president and guest of honour respectively.