Imphal: Education Minister S Rajen Singh has stated that science has given a new light to the society. Minister was speaking as chief guest on the occasion of State Level National Science Day, 2021, held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, MSFDS, Sunday.
Rajen Singh said that the observance of National Science Day signifies the respect and courtesy shown to our scientists. We all should honour the endeavours and sacrifices of our scientists for humanity. Science has indeed prevented the danger of fatal diseases, he added.
The development of science and technology has also life easier for us. There have been many changes in different walks of life with the advancement of science and technology. The world has also become a global village, communication network has also become faster, the minister maintained.
Minister Rajen also observed that the destiny of our future will be decided by the present generation. Students should focus on their studies instead of indulging in unnecessary activities. They will succeed in life only when they work with a firm determination and objective, he added.
A Science Quiz competition was also held as a part of the observance. In the oral science quiz competition, Little Flower school, Sangaiprou, stood first while Nirmalabas High School, Mothers’ Pride Academy, got second and third positions respectively. Lamlong Higher Secondary School secured consolation prize in the science quiz competition.
A talk in connection with the observation on the focal theme, “Future of STI: Impact on Education, Skills and Works” was also conducted. Prof N Rajmuhon Singh, Department of Chemistry, Manipur University was the guest speaker.
In the observance jointly organised by the Science Unit, Department of Education (S) and SSA, Manipur, Commissioner Education(S), T Ranjit Singh, Director Education(S), L Nandakumar, attended the occasion as president and guest of honour respectively.