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National Science Day Celebration


The Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad (National Council for Science & Technology Communication), Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India announces its annual national awards for S&T communication for outstanding work done in past 5 years by institutions and individuals.
  • National Award of Rupees 2,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication has been given to Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad for developing science teaching-learning material, conducting training programmes on science education and motivating young students towards scientific discovery.
  • National Award of Rupees 1,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication through Books and Magazines has been given to Dr. Pramod Kumar Mohapatra, Cuttak for writing a large number of popular science books, science encyclopedia and bringing out popular science magazine.
  • National Award of Rupees 1,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication among Children has been given to Shri G.S. Unnikrishnan Nair 'Anjana', Trivandrum who has published a number of science books and written a variety of articles for children.
  • A similar award has been given to Jidnyasa Trust, Thane for mobilizing thousands of students towards science activities and setting up Science Activity Centre and producing several educational multimedia CDs for children.
  • National Award of Rupees 1,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Communication through Electronic Media to Ms. Meenu Khare, Lucknow for her exemplary contributions in science communication through radio including a number of science serials, documentaries and features, etc.

Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Union Minister, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences felicitated the winners at the function organized on National Science Day, February 27, 2009 in Technology Bhawan, New Delhi. Along with each award, a memento and a citation would be presented.

Dr. V. L. Chopra, Hon'ble Member (Science, Technology & Environment), Planning Commission delivered this year's National Science Day Lecture.

Er. Anuj Sinha, Adviser & Head of the Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad told that various science communication activities, such as science exhibitions, quiz competitions and science activity camps are being organized in various parts of the country to mark the National Science Day and spreading scientific awareness at grass root level. A Science Exhibition has been organized on this occasion at Amity International School, New Delhi. The focal theme for this year's National Science Day is "Expending Horizon for Science".

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