National Level Science Seminar commences

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, Apr 20: A two days National Level Science Seminar got underway at Govt. Degree College Samba, here today.
The seminar is being organized under the aegis of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata and on the theme ‘Science and Technology for the Unreached: Notions, Values and Applicability’.
The inaugural session of the seminar was attended by the top brass of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, the most prestigious and one of the oldest Science Societies of India and was witnessed by a huge gathering of scientists, researchers, teachers and students from within the State and other parts of India. Prof AK Saxena, former General President, ISCA & Member Executive Committee, ISCA was the chief guest during the inauguration while Dr Manoj Chakrabarti, General President, ISCA was the guest of honour.
The inaugural session started with lighting of traditional lamp by the chief guest and the guest of honour, who were accompanied on the stage by Prof Vijay Lakshmi Saxena, former General Secretary & Member Executive Committee, ISCA, Prof MK Jyoti, former Member Executive Committee, ISCA and Fellow Sir Aushutosh Mukherjee Fellowship, Prof KK Sharma, Convener, ISCA Chapter Jammu & Sectional President, Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Dr Lakshmi K Rao, Scientist, CCMB, Hyderabad, Dr GS Rakwal, chief patron for this seminar and Principal, GDC, Samba and Dr Ranvijay Singh, Organising Secretary of the seminar.
Dr GS Rakwal, Principal and chief patron of the seminar presented welcome address.
Prof AK Saxena, chief guest of the inaugural session remarked that this ‘glorious convention’ would leave mark on scientific community of the area and help to disseminate the knowledge gained over years of scientific work among the masses.
Dr Chakrabarti, Dr MK Jyoti and Prof KK Sharma also spoke on the occasion, while Dr Ranvijay Singh, Organising Secretary of the seminar presented vote of thanks.
A plenary session was also organised in tune with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to transform India through Science and Technology. The session was chaired by Prof GM Shah, while OP Sharma Vidyarathi, IFS, was the co-chairperson. First plenary talk was given by Dr K. Lakshami K. Rao, Principal Scientist, CCMB, Hyderabad where she threw light on human chromosomal abnormalities.
Prof. Vellaisamy Sridharan, Head, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences, Central University  of Jammu delivered the second plenary talk on the topic “Synthesis of biologically relevant compounds via Palladium-catalyzed nucleopalladation-initiated cascade reactions”.
The first technical session was chaired by Prof Baldev Sharma and co-chaired by Prof. Ulfat Jan. During this session three invited talks were given by Prof Fayaz Ahmad, Head Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Dr Utpal Nandi and Dr Sheikh Tadduq Abdulla, both from the PK-PD Toxicology and Formulation Division, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu.
The second parallel technical session was chaired by Prof. Kamal Kapoor and co-chaired by Dr. G.D. Singh. This session also witnessed three invited talks by eminent researchers/scientists, Prof. R. K. Bamezai, Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, Dr. Vinod Sharma, Department of Computer Science & IT, University of Jammu and Dr. Kamini Pathania, School of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, SMVDU, Katra.