NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT DAVIET TO COMMEMORATE THE LIFE OF SIR C.V RAMAN
National Science Day Celebrations were organized by Department of Applied Sciences and Centre for Excellence for Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics to commemorate the life of Sir C.V Raman who is credited with the discovery of Raman Effect here at DAVIET. The basic aim of celebrations were to give exposure to students about the latest discoveries in the field of science and to give them a platform to appreciate the great discovery by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. The celebrations are supported by National Council for Science & Technology Communication( NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology( DST), Government of India and Punjab State Council for Science & Technology ( PSCST)
Dr. Manoj Kumar, Principal DAVIET stated that we should remember the great Physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his work in the field of Light Scattering . He shared that the theme of National Science Day, 2017 is “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons” and highlighted that it is time when benefits of science and technology should reach every individual so that no one should be left out of the phenomenal growth story of India. He urged upon the students to be innovative while dealing with their assignments and projects so as to break newer grounds in their respective field.
Dr. Kanchan Singh, Head Department of Applied Sciences welcomed the students and teachers on National Science Day celebrations. She highlighted that the Department is committed to provide the necessary exposure to first year students so that they can become able technocrats and managers. While giving the details of the events she shared that there will be project display, technical quiz and poster making through which the students will showcase their passion for science and technology. She shared that an expert talk by Dr. GS Sodhi Associate Professor, GTB Khalsa College, New Delhi was organized on the topic “Scientific Methods of Solving Crimes” which will help the students gain valuable insights about the nascent field.
Dr. G. S Sodhi in his talk discussed about the fact that Raman Effect has wide usage in the field of Forensic Science as it is used to detect the cases of drug abuse. While talking about the field of Forensic Science he gave practical examples like that of Aarushi Murder case and gave the message that the crime scene should never be spoilt. While giving details of the steps involved in investigating a crime , he stated that the crime scene should be cordoned off and then only efforts should be made to unearth the evidence. He classified evidence as class evidence, individual evidence and finger prints which are the most infallible pieces of evidence. He also highlighted the types of finger prints as Arches, Loops and Whorls. He also enlightened there are as many as 85 characters on a finger tip and as per the Indian Law only 8 are required to book a person. He also highlighted the various methods of picking up finger prints like Powder Technique, Nin Hydrin technique, Nano Technology powder, Spray Formulations etc and gave the message that the need of the hour is to have a multi disciplinary approach to solve crime cases.
A presentation on “Legend Sir Raman “ was given by Ridhima and Amitojbir from CSE 2nd Semester.
Dr. Rajni Sharma, Convener of the Celebrations, thanked the Principal, the key note speaker and the judges for taking time out of their busy schedule and making celebrations a success. She also thanked the faculty of Department of Applied Sciences and the students who gave their best to organize the event.
The celebrations were attended by Dr. Kanchan L Singh, Head Department of Applied Science, Ms. Harpreet Bajaj, Head Department of Computer Science and Technology, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Rajni Sharma, and faculty and staff of the institution.