National Science Day Celebrated at CIRCOT

28th February 2014, Mumbai

Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Mumbai celebrated the National Science Day on 28th February, 2014 to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28th February 1928.

Shri Pradeep Nayak, an eminent physicist and Director, Khagol Academy, a study wing of Khagol Mandal delivered science lecture on ‘Extra-terrestrial Intelligence’.

Dr. S.K. Chattopadhyay, Director (Acting) welcomed the gathering and briefed about the Institute’s research and development activities.

On the occasion, CIRCOT organized two events viz. an Open Day and Students’ Competition for Creative Idea Demonstration at its campus at Matunga, Mumbai to foster scientific temper among school and college students.

About 250 students from nearby schools and colleges participated in the Open Day and got first hand information and demonstration on cotton ginning and spinning technologies, fibre and yarn testing and recent developments in nanotechnology.

Students showcased their scientific models/prototypes and ideas on the theme ‘To Exploit the Use of Cotton and Other Natural Fibres and Their Biomass Utilization’. Awards were given to the best exhibits for students’ competition by the guest lecturer, Shri. Pradeep Nayak.

Dr. P.G. Patil, Head, TTD proposed vote of thanks.

(Source: CIRCOT, Mumbai)