National science day celebrated
■ CHANDIGARH: The primary wing of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, first shift, celebrated National Science Day on the school premises with recitation of poems on the importance of science in day-to-day life here on Tuesday.
Children of classes 1 and 2 came dressed as various fruits and vegetables depicting their nutritive value.
Working models and different science experiments were demonstrated by children as well as teachers in the morning assembly.
SAS NAGAR: Anee's School, Sector 69, SAS Nagar on Tuesday celebrated National Science Day with the theme 'Chemistry in our lives'.
Activities were organised with the purpose of enhancing scientific awareness among the students and to highlight the contributions made by Indian scientists.
The day is celebrated across the country in commemoration of the discovery of the 'Raman Effect', Nobel Prizewinning Indian scientist CV Raman.
The programme started with poster-making and essay-writing contests on the theme. A quiz on the same theme was also organised.
Meanwhile, National Science Day was celebrated at a workshop on 'Open source- virtual era' at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), SAS Nagar on Tuesday.
The workshop had eminent speakers from C-DAC, Chennai and C-DAC, Bangalore.
While inaugurating the workshop, executive director JS Bhatia gave a brief overview of the advancement of cloud and grid computing.
He encouraged all users to switch to open source technologies.
Speaking on the occasion, principal technical officer Vineeth Simon highlighted India's national grid computing initiative GARUDA, which has been setup under the union ministry of communications and information technology.
Principal technical officer S Kailash highlighted the need and importance of cloud computing and gave a brief on setting up cloud servers. He then gave a brief introduction to CDAC'S cloud server Meghdoot, which operates on open source technologies.
The talk was followed by a demonstration of open source operating system BOSS, which was appreciated by all delegates.
More than 100 delegates from various departments and institutes participated in the workshop.