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National Science Day Celebrations at Sangam University Bhilwara
In the words of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore “In Science, we go through the discipline of eliminating the personal limitations of our minds and thus reach the comprehension of truth which is in the minds of the universal man.”
Sangam University Bhilwara has established a rich tradition of celebrating various events of national and international significance. on 28 Feb 2013, The National Science Day celebrations started with Prof JPN Ojah and Prof NK Mathur offering floral tributes to Sir CV Raman. Dr Rajiv Mehta highlighting the Raman Effect gave an overview of the biography of Sir C V Raman. Dr Rakhi Goel with her talk laced with poetry on Serendipity in Science enlightened the audience on accidental but path breaking discoveries.
Prof BR Natarajan President Sangam University gave the key note address on “Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security” which is the theme for 2013 National Science Day celebrations. Prof Natarajan’s talk covered various issues ranging from Insect / Virus Resistance and Herbicidal tolerance features of GM food; assessment criteria involving allergenicity, gene transfer and outcrossing;
The highlight of the celebrations included a thought provoking message from Mr Naveen MV, Managing Director, First Agro Mysore http://www.firstagro.com/
Dr Preeti Mehta anchored the proceedings and Prof JPN Ojah proposed vote of thanks. It is for sure that Biotech crops are important but are not a panacea and adherence to good farming practices, such as rotations and resistance management, are a must for biotech crops as they are for conventional crops.
About Sangam University Bhilwara: The Institution supported by Sangam Group of Industries which is one among the top ranking corporates in India today with business interests spanning textiles, steel, infrastructure, power and energy has been established by Govt. of Rajasthan Act No. 14 of 2012 incorporated u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. For more details see http://www.sangamuniversity.ac.in