The Day of Russian Science, dedicated to the 290th anniversary of the founder of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the birthday of D.I. Mendeleev, was marked at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on February 6, 2014. The function was jointly organised by the RCSC with the support of the Indian Institute of Technology.
The principal participants of the function were the Chief Guest Prof. Lalit Kumar Das, former Head, Instrument Design & Development Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT), New Delhi, the Guest of Honour Dr. Saurabh Kwatra, Professor of International Summer School on Energy Technology, Technical Head, International Innovations and Guest Faculty, Instrument Design and Development Centre, IIT, and Mr. Ashish Kumar Jain, Director of National Organisation Unipoint Solutions.
The inter-active programme, comprising a photo exhibition and the screening of a short documentary “D. Mendeleev: Periodic Table”, was attended by students of Russian language courses, students of Delhi University and representatives of the International Federation of the Indo-Russian Youth Clubs, led by its President Ms. Purnima Anand.
Head of the Science & Technology Section of the RCSC, Mr. Alexander Zhmyrev, with the help of a multi-media presentation, dwelt upon the history, activities and achievements of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and threw light on the functioning of the country’s largest centre for fundamental research and its reorganisation in the post-Soviet era. In his address, he focussed on the great Russian scientist and Nobel Laureates such as Ivan Pavlov, I.I. Mechnikov, A.D. Sakharov, N.N. Semeyonov, Pyotr Kapitza, and others.
Prof. Lalit Kumar Das enlightened the gathering on the report “Sustainable Scientific and Technological Progress in India and Russia”.
Dr. Saurabh Kwatra made an interesting observation on the Soviet and Russian Progress in Science and Technology. He also made a demonstration of science experiment with wind based on Russian technology executed by him.
Mr. Ashish Kumar Jain made a presentation on “Magnetism and its Wonders in Nature”.
An important highlight of the programme was an exchange of views and question-answer session.
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