Na­tional sci­ence day cel­e­brated

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - EDUCATION - HT Cor­re­spon­dents chdlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­

■ 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.

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