NIMHANS celebrated National Science Day, under the theme “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons”, on 28th February 2017 in a befitting manner. A host of science-based programmes were organised on the occasion to commemorate eminent physicist Sir CV Raman's discovery of the “Raman Effect”, which won India its first Nobel Prize in the field of science.
Science enthusiasts and scores of students from various schools and colleges across the city thronged the NIMHANS Convention Centre to witness the mega expo on ‘Brain, Mind and Behaviour’. Mind game for the children and adults, demonstrations of brain activities, cognitive tests for assessing attention, cognition and display of instruments and equipment demonstrating the functions of mind and brain formed the major highlights of the eventful day.
A special public lecture on “Discovery is the Mother of Necessity” by Dr. Patnam R. Krishnaswamy, National Advisor, Organisation for Rare Diseases India and Visiting Chair, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc Bengaluru, was also held as part of the celebrations.
Dr. C. N. Manjunath, renowned cardiologist and Director of the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The event—which aimed at spreading the message about the significance of science in the daily lives of the people and kindling scientific temper among the young generation—received an overwhelming response and the footfalls needed to make it a huge success, acting as an impetus to organise a bigger fair next year.