National Institute of Science
Communication and Information Resources,
CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science (CPYLS)
9th - 10th February 2011
The two days ‘CSIR Programme on
Youth for Leadership in Science (CPYLS)’ was organized by National Institute of
Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) on 9th and
10th February 2011. The programme was attended by seven meritorious
students from various schools of
Er Anuj Sinha, in his inaugural speech, emphasized igniting the passion of science in young minds and its relevance in the context of International Year of Chemistry 2011. He talked about the importance of chemistry in our day to day life. While addressing students he focused on the alarming changes in the climate due to pollution which directly affect the human beings. He emphasized, through examples and real stories, on the importance of science. He made his presentation more interactive by inviting students to fill up the gaps in his slides based on their interest/understanding of various scientific fields. He encouraged students to analyze their thoughts and relate them with their passion to have a constructive future. He also appreciated the interest of participating students in varied scientific fields. The inaugural session concluded with Dr K Y Kavathekar, Scientist G proposing vote of thanks.
In the introductory
session, Mr G Mahesh, Scientist EII briefed students on various scientific
activities being carried out at both the campuses of NISCAIR. He highlighted
the role of NISCAIR in dissemination of science and as repository of scientific
knowledge. The introduction was followed by a theory session on “Growth of
On the second day, the students were taken to National Physical Laboratory (NPL), CSIR to visit the Time & Frequency Division to see the “Atomic Clock”. Dr A Sen Gupta, Scientist H, NPL demonstrated and discussed the importance of maintenance of Indian Standard Time at global level. He also showed the on-going experiments being conducted in his lab on standardization of time with respect to frequency. After tea, Mrs Kanika Malik, Scientist C delivered a lecture on the “Importance of Intellectual Property Rights in Science” explaining the importance of IPR as a tool for the development of a nation.
In the afternoon, the students visited NISCAIR, S V Marg Campus. Mr Mukesh Pund, Scientist EII explained about SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC) and the role of NISCAIR in it. On their visit to National Science Library (NSL), Mrs V V Lakshmi, Head, NSL & National Science Digital Library (NSDL) described the services provided, especially for the students. She also discussed about e-journal consortium and open-access (OA) initiatives of NSL for research students. Mr Ashok Kumar Chawla, Head, Translation Division interacted with students and with a brief PowerPoint presentation explained the activities and services available at SV Marg Campus of NISCAIR.
The valedictory function (at SVM Campus) was presided by Mrs Deeksha Bist, Coordinator CPYLS, along with other senior scientists from NISCAIR. Mrs Bist in her speech inspired the young students to opt for science and technology for their career. All the participants expressed their views and appreciated the programme. Mrs Bist felicitated the participating students with certificates and complimentary set of books from NISCAIR. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr Ashok Chawla, Head, Translation Division.
Some visuals of the event are given here.