Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla urged students to promote scientific temper
A Vigyan Jyoti rally was held from the Imphal Raj Bhavan to Manipur University campus at Canchipur on Wednesday (on March 14). The rally, in which around 300 university students participated, was organised as part of the Pride of India (PoI) Expo in connection with the upcoming 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) at Manipur University, 6 km south of here.
The PoI Expo is a mega science exhibition and a major attraction of the ISC, which is scheduled to be held from March 16-20. The focal theme of this year’s ISC is “Reaching the unreached through Science and Technology”.
Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla was the chief guest of the formal flagging off ceremony of Vigyan Jyoti rally at Raj Bhavan this morning.
Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that we, as students of science, should not separate science from our daily lives and understand where the sciences are involved, the food we eat, the bounty of nature are all connected to science. Students must have scientific temper.
Saying that she has been involved with Indian Science Congress since her student days and also is a member of Women’s Scientists Association, Dr Heptulla expressed her happiness for the fact that the 105th ISC is happening in Manipur University.
She stressed on the importance of maintaining the biodiversity and the nature of the state, while using them for the betterment of the people.
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