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Governor urges scientists to work towards comforts of common man
At a function celebrating foundation day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Governor of Goa, Dr. Mridula Sinha said that human beings have evolved from early stone age to the current modern world due their intelligence and that science has developed such that it has reduced the distances and improved communications significantly. She urged the scientists to continue their research towards providing comforts to common man. She also stressed on the need for every one of us to be responsible towards nature and emphasized at the role of women towards furthering the societal issues.
Dr. Sinha was presiding over the public lecture organized by CSIR-NIO on the topic ‘Human’s long march towards Harappan civilisation’ which was delivered by Padmashri Dr. RS Bisht, former Jt. Director General of Archaeological Survey of India. During his lecture, Dr. Bisht elucidated on the evolution of mankind resulting in Harappan civilization and described the use of various artifacts such as pottery, gemstones and stone structures, to show how civilizations evolved over a period of time.
Earlier addressing the staff, Dr. SWA Naqvi, Director, CSIR-NIO encouraged the scientists to undertake research which is relevant to industry and society, so that they contribute towards the overall development of the country. He also urged them to orient their research towards fulfilling the goals of the missions identified by the government.
On this occasion, CSIR-NIO organized an open day during which more than 500 students from various schools and colleges in Goa visited the institute and saw an exhibition of instruments used for marine research as well as samples of minerals and different marine organisms, besides
watching films on different topics of marine science and attending a lecture on careers in oceanography.
The concluding session of the celebration will be a public lecture in hindi by Padmashri Dr. R.S. Bisht, Former Jt. DG, Archaeological Survey of India on the topic: Dholavira ki Khoj – Bhaarat ka Prachintam Bundergah on 29 September at 4.00 pm in the Cardium (NIO auditorium).
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