India can become a developed nation through innovation
Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated 17th Annual Day
Kapurthala, March 19, 2022: Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated its 17th annual day by organizing Inno-tech 2022 to promote innovation and creativity amongst the youth through development of working models in various fields of Science & Technology. 100 students from different Engineering and Polytechnic colleges of Punjab presented their innovative models through virtual mode.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General, Science City said that development at any phase is always linked with technology, and technology happens when there is advancement in Science. Science & Technology makes daily life smooth, easy going and convenient. It also makes us intellectually sound and strong. The dream of India to become a developed nation can only be possible if innovation is given its due. Further, conduct of INNO-TECH serves as a platform for budding technocrats to exhibit their professional acumen. She said that though the seeds of PGSC were sown in 1998, it was formally inaugurated on this day in 2005 as one of the three major interactive Science museums of the country. Since then, it has come a long way and won National Awards, taking science to the masses in Mission Mode through its various in-situ, ex-situ and on-line programs through its state-of-art facilities. She said that ‘success is never final’, so what could be a better day to consider what our aspirations were over the years; reflect on 17 years of growth, assess our achievements and aspire yet again as we look forward to a more productive future, taking the latest in Science and Technology to the grassroots. Quoting Aristotle, she said that “Excellence is not an accident. It is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, and intelligent execution. It represents the wisest choice of many alternatives, and choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” It takes grit to achieve greatness!
Dr. Vikas Handa, Professor, TIET Patiala delivered an expert talk at the occasion and shared inspiring success stories of the young innovators and motivated participants to adopt innovation as a way of life. He urged students to continually expand one's knowledge base and understand the things happening around and think over to make necessary changes in order to bring fruitful outcomes for the welfare of society.
Dr. Rajesh Grover Director Science City present at the occasion said that Science is dynamic. New discoveries, inventions, concepts and their applications are changing human life every day. It is, therefore, important to keep our children and public updated. PGSC has been making constant effort to expose the visitors to the newer and emerging areas of science and technology. Further, sensing the necessity of STEM education, PGSC has recently set up a mathematics gallery and is now in the process of setting up a gallery on electricity. He thanked the masses for giving an overwhelming response to Science City ever since its opening in March, 2005.
Results of competition:
Engineering Category: First prize has been clinched by team of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana(Project: Solar Panel Cleaning), team of Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology Mohali has received second prize (Project: Smart Door System maintaining social distancing spread of infection disease and GNA Phagwara stood third (Project: Truck overloading prevention System.
Polytechnic Category :First prize has been won by Team Govt. Polytechnic college Khunimajra (Project: Disaster Management System and Second (Project; E-pod car) and third (W+ Security App) prize goes to teams Mehar chand Polytechnic Jalandhar.