28th February 2017, Varanasi.
On the occasion of National Science Day, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi celebrated with the theme of “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons”. Dr B. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi, while inaugurating the programme, highlighted the great contribution of specially abled personalities in the areas of science and technologies. On this occasion, a debate and poster competition was organized with an objective of creating awareness regarding role of specially abled person in the development of Nation through science and technology, where about 150 students from “Kiran Viklang Vidyalya” Madhavpur and Shri Agrasen PG College, Varanasi participated with zest and enthusiasm.
The debate with its time honored topic “Science and Technology in the Development of Nation with special reference to specially abled person” was the platform of exchange of knowledge base, and the posters based on “Role of science and technology for specially abled persons” emphasized the contribution of specially abled personalities in the development of nation in different challenging areas. The scientist from ICAR-IIVR also delivered the speeches on “Assistive technologies and use of new gadget and “Inspirational stories and contribution of specially abled person in nation development”. First prize in debate was secured by Mr Anand from Kiran Viklang Vidyalya and Ms Kshma from Sri Agrasen PG College. While first prize in poster competition was secured by Ms Preeti from Kiran Viklang Vidyalya and Ms Nisha from Sri Agrasen PG College.