Every year the National Science Day is celebrated on 28 February to pay tribute to the Nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman for his invention of the Raman Effect through his experiments on the scattering of light. A series of science-related events are organized in the country to inspire people to work in the field of science, engineering and technology.
To spread the message of importance of science and its application among the people, Department of Applied Science, The NorthCap University, Gurugram organized National Science Day celebration on 28 February 2017.
On this occasion undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students of the University and about 160 students of 9th to 12th classes from various schools in Gurugram demonstrated their innovative ideas or research findings in the form of science projects, models and posters. Some of the main projects included were the use of solar energy in rural areas, mini biogas power plant, automated switching of light and heart rate monitoring model. School students also participated in the Science Quiz,the event aimed at motivating school children towards taking up science in their higher studies and contributing to the National mission.
The Chief Guest Mr. Anil Kumar, Chief Scientist, Head of Mass Standard, Quality Manager & Vice-President of Metrology Society of Indiagave a scintillating talk on ‘The dissemination of the standard of mass and other related quantities’.
Winners of various events were encouraged by awarding prizes and certificates after the talk. The National Science Day was partially sponsored by the Metrology Society of India (MSI) which encourages conducting such events in institutional organizations to percolate metrology among the students.