SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, A TOOL FOR SOCIO-ECONOMICS GROWTH
Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai in association with Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, Raipur has organized a one day science exhibition on 03 November, 2015. This Science exhibition held in the CCET, Bhilai campus was intended to implement, invigorate and rekindle the bonfire of Science in young hearts of school students. More than 2000 students from over 80 schools in and around Durg district visited the college and gained technical know how and in-depth knowledge of state of art projects as well as live experiments.
The Science Exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Guest of the event Prof M M Hambarde, Director, CGCOST, Raipur. The program started with lighting of lamp by H G Bishop Joseph Mar Dionysius, Chairman, CCET, Bhilai in the presence of the Chief Guest Prof M M Hambarde, Special Guest Dr Akhilesh Tripathi, Agricultural Scientist, CGCOST, Raipur, Fr Gee Varghese Ramban, Vice-President, St. Thomas Mission, Fr Jose K Varghese, EVC, CCET, Fr Aju K Varghese, Bursar, CCET, Fr Anil Mathew from Bhopal Diocese, the Principal of CCET, Dr Dipali Soren, the Convener Dr R Chandrasekaran, HOD’s of various engineering departments, senior faculty members, staff and students. The Principal Dr Dipali Soren in her welcome speech conveyed her gratitude to CGCOST, Raipur for their constant support and invited the entire gathering to the Science Exhibition. She urged the gathering to solve our socio economic problem using science and technology as a tool. She said that this Science Exhibition is organized to share thoughts and ideas for improvement of our livelihoods.
In his presidential address H G Bishop Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius expressed his overwhelming joy to see such a productive endeavor. He expressed his solemn gratitude to the founder of St Thomas Mission, Late Lamented H G Bishop Dr Stephanos Mar Theodosius, whose relentless efforts have bear fruit in the form of these programs. He also remembered the great Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who is the embodiment of Science. He said that the lives of such immense personalities are a source of inspiration for every Indian. He shed some light on positive aspects of science like scientific innovation and creation of scientific temper in young minds. He expressed his hearty congratulations to the gathering and also thanked the CGCOST, Raipur specially Prof M M Hambarde and Dr Akhilesh Tripathi for their continuous support in this noble undertaking.
The Chief Guest of this program Prof M M Hambarde, Director-General, CGCOST, Raipur commended the efforts of CCET, Bhilai in the field of technical knowledge via such endeavors. He asked the gathering to absorb science in their hearts. He emphasized the role and responsibility of the youth to check environmental exploitation. He urged the gathering to develop modern technology for sustained rural welfare and by extension national growth. He said that such technologies must be adaptable, acceptable as well as affordable without any negative effects on our socio- economic structure. The vote of thanks was proposed by the convener of this exhibition Dr R Chandrasekaran, HOD, Mechanical Engineering Dept. The anchor of the inaugural program was Mrs Dhanya Vineesh, Asst, Professor, ET & T Engineering Dept.
In the Science Exhibition more than 200 projects were shown to the school students. They displayed the same zeal in learning the application of unconventional energy sources in Robotics and automation as they would for any state of art electrical as well as electronics gadgets. They were eager to learn the nuances of modern & cyber security as well as state of art devices or live experiments. The thirst of their indomitable and inquisitive mind was quenched in this Science Exhibition. They discovered various methods of utilization of unconventional energy through the “Raman Bhramanshil Vigyan Pradarshni”, exhibited by CGCOST, Raipur in the presence of Prof M M Hambarde, Dr Akhilesh Tripathi (In charge of Mobile Exhibition) together with various faculties of CCET, Bhilai. An Interschool Model and Project Competition was also organized in the CCET, Bhilai campus. The EVC, Fr Jose K Varghese and the Principal, Dr Dipali Soren conveyed their well wishes to the visiting students and expressed their overwhelming elation for successful completion of such this grand event. CCET, Bhilai for fulfillment of its undertaking to insure overall development of students has also organized Interschool Football & KHO-KHO Tournament on 17 to 20 Nov, 2015 as well as Essay & Slogan Competition on 06 to 15 December, 2015. Career Counseling by prominent personalities will be held in January, 2016 and Pre PET Test Series will be organized in April, 2016.