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National Science Day 2013
CSIR-NIO celebrated National Science Day by actively participating in Goa Science Centre's 'Science Fiesta' programme during 26-28 February 2013. This is one occasion where Goa Science Centre tries to bring all scientific organizations in Goa together and organize a three day long programme packed with knowledge, fun and amusement.
Displaying the achievements of NIO in the form of exhibits on various aspects like polymetallic nodules and associated samples, microfossils, current meter, acoustic doppler profiler, DNA from bacteria and fungi, and live marine flora and fauna, posters, handouts, etc., in two stalls (managed mostly by the young researchers Pavan Miriyala, Manasa, Shamna, George, DharmendarSingh, Laxmikant, Pratirupa, Yasar, Rashith, Akhila, Jasmine Gomes, Amruta Randive, Marsha De Lima, Pankaj Parab, Elroy Pereira, Hrishikesh Pawar, Sushant Sanaye,
Ranjeet kumar under the guidance of officers S/Shri Vijay Kumar, Jai Sankar, Pednekar, JaiSingh and the staff from public relations- Udaykumar Javli and Sharon Gomes), the scientists of NIO spoke on topics Gas hydrates - a possible energy source for the future (Dr. Judith Gonsalves) and Robots to explore our ocean (Pramod Kumar Maurya) in 'meet the scientist' event, organized technology show on Underwater Autonomous Vehicle (AUV). A Ocean Quiz organized by Dr. M.R. RameshKumar of NIO for the students studying in 8th to 12th standards was brain-storming exercise not only for the participants but also their parents and accompanying teachers. The visitors to the Science Fiesta expressed their appreciation of NIO's inputs to the programme.
During the inauguratal session of the Science Fiesta, Shri K.H. Vora, Scientist of NIO represented and desired that participants would take sweet memories from the event. The chief guest for the inaugural function was Dr. N.P. Singh, Director, ICAR Research Complex, Goa. The programme ended after the valedictory and prize distribution function.
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