Monday, 20 May 2024 07:28

National Science Day -24

Vishwakarma university

 

Theme: Indigenous technologies for Viksit Bharat 

Institute Theme: Science for Sustainable future

 

Introduction:  

National Science Day, celebrated annually on February 28th in India,  commemorates the discovery of the Raman effect by physicist Sir C.V.  Raman in 1928. This event serves to promote scientific awareness  and innovation through lectures, exhibitions, competitions, and  demonstrations. It brings together scientists, researchers, educators,  and the public to celebrate science, discuss recent advancements,  and inspire future generations in the pursuit of scientific knowledge  and discovery.

 

Event Overview 

The National Science Day event was held on 28-2-2024 at  Vishwakarma university. The event featured a diverse range of  activities aimed at celebrating scientific achievements and fostering  innovation among participants. 

Inauguration Ceremony (Building Number 1, 10:30 AM): 

The event commenced with an inauguration ceremony in Building  Number 1 at 10:30 AM. Eminent guests were felicitated, followed by  a guest lecture highlighting the significance of scientific research and  innovation. 

Poster Presentations (11:15 AM): 

At 11:15 AM, each class representative presented posters showcasing  their research projects and findings.  

Prompt Engineering Competition "AI Canvas" (Lab, 11:15 AM - 1:00  PM): 

A prompt engineering competition named "AI Canvas" took place in  the lab. Students competed to develop innovative AI solutions to  real-world problems, demonstrating their technical skills and  creativity.

Project Exhibitions (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM): 

Following the poster presentations and engineering competition,  students showcased their ongoing projects on real-world applications 

Fun Games and Robotic Games (2:15 PM - 4:00 PM): 

Participants engaged in fun games and robotic competitions from  2:15 PM to 4:00 PM.  

Prize Distributions (Valedictorian Session, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM): 

The event concluded with a valedictorian session from 4:00 PM to  5:00 PM, during which prizes were distributed to the winners.

 

Inauguration Event: 

The inauguration event commenced with an address by Dean Nitin Satpute,  who shared insightful words on the significance of the National Science Day  event. 

Following Dean Satpute's remarks, attributes of the event were shared with the  students, highlighting the key objectives and activities planned for the day. 

The ceremony proceeded with the felicitation of the esteemed chief guest by  Vice President Sir, acknowledging their valuable presence and contribution to  the event. 

The chief guest then delivered a captivating guest lecture, focusing on the  challenges encountered in research and the innovative solutions devised to  overcome them. 

Vice President Sir concluded the inauguration event by sharing inspiring words  on the importance of National Science Day, emphasizing its role in fostering  scientific curiosity and innovation among students and society at large.

 

Theme and Objective:  

National Science Day Theme: "Indigenous Technologies for a  Developed India" 

Objective: This theme underscores the pivotal role of indigenous  technologies in shaping a Developed India ("Viksit Bharat"). It aims to  promote self-reliance by advocating for the utilization of locally  developed solutions across various sectors. Furthermore, the theme  seeks to foster innovation and preserve traditional knowledge  systems, aligning with the goal of addressing societal challenges. By  empowering local communities and leveraging homegrown  innovations, the objective is to drive sustainable development and  propel India towards a prosperous future.

 

About the Chief Guest 

Dr. Suraj Abdan 

(Head of research and  

development  

at Kirloskar pneumatics)

 

Activities

 

Poster presentation: 

Class representatives presented posters on coding practices like  memory allocation, saddle points, and magic squares. 

Each class was assigned a specific coding practice theme. 

Students showcased their project posters, illustrating real-world  applications of coding principles. 

The session offered insights into diverse coding techniques and their  practical implementations. 

Attendees gained knowledge about various coding practices and their  significance. 

Discussions around the posters promoted learning and exchange of  ideas among participants.

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Project Demonstrations: 

Students enthusiastically presented their ongoing projects, offering  insightful glimpses into their innovative endeavors. 

These projects served as practical manifestations of scientific  theories and technological innovations, showcasing their real-world  applicability. 

Presenters engaged attendees with captivating demonstrations,  providing in-depth explanations of project objectives, methodologies,  and outcomes, fostering lively discussions and knowledge exchange.

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Fun games and Robotics fun games 

Hydraulic Maze Game: 

A highlight of the fun games was the Hydraulic Maze, offering an interactive  and challenging experience. 

Robotic Arm: 

Participants engaged in challenges involving a robotic arm, testing their  precision and control. 

Tasks may have included picking up objects, assembling components, or  navigating obstacles. 

Robotic RC Car: 

The Robotic RC Car segment offered participants the opportunity to showcase  their skills in remote-controlled vehicle operation. 

Participants competed in races, obstacle courses using robotic RC car.

 

Prize distribution:  

The Valedictorian Event marked the culmination of National Science  Day. 

Winners of the best posters and prompt engineering competitions  were honored. 

Respected faculty members from the Department of Science and  Technology presided over the prize distribution ceremony. 

Winners received recognition for their outstanding contributions and  achievements. 

The event inspired participants to continue their pursuit of excellence  in scientific endeavors.

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Conclusion: 

In conclusion, the success of the National Science Day event owes much to the  dedication and tireless efforts of our volunteers, faculty members, and student  coordinators. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to each and every  individual who contributed their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to make this  event a resounding success. 

We are also immensely grateful to our esteemed chief guest and dignitaries for  gracing us with their presence and sharing their insights with us. Their  presence added immense value to our event, inspiring all participants and  enriching our discussions on the importance of science and technology in  shaping our society. 

As we reflect on the enlightening discussions, engaging activities, and  memorable moments of this National Science Day celebration, let us carry  forward the spirit of curiosity, innovation, and collaboration that it embodies.  Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to the success of this  event.

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