The Dibrugarh University Research Scholars' Association organised the National Science Day on its Campus on 28th February 2017. Keeping in view this year’s theme 'Science & Technology for Specially Abled Persons', the Key Note lecture was delivered by Professor Nihar Ranjan Jana, eminent scientist from the National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon, on Plasticity of the Human Brain and Disabilities. Professor Jana well known for his research contribution in the understanding of the molecular mechanism of the Huntington's Disease, made a scintillating presentation on the dynamics of the human brain. He highlighted upon the dynamic functioning of the human brain through the constant interaction with the changing environment. Professor Jena explained how such interactions sometimes lead to permanent imprint on the human brain causing certain dreadful and debilitating disabilities.
Professor Basanta Deka, an eminent educationist, addressed the students and the faculty members on the Significance of Free Thinking in Development of Scientific Temperament. In his interesting deliberation, Professor discussed the subject drawing the epoch making contributions of Galileo, Newton, Einstein and Richard Feynman. Earlier in his Inaugural address, Professor Alak Kr. Buragohain, Vice Chancellor, Dibrugarh University explained the significance of observing February 28 every year as the national Science Day. He stated that world class science is possible from our country also.
A Poster Presentation on the pertinent theme of this year's National Science Day was organised. Participants included faculties, research scholars and students from Dibrugarh University, students of Assam Medical College, affiliated colleges of Dibrugarh University and IIT Guwahati. Dr. Minhaz Momin, Neuro Surgeon, Srimanta Sankardev Hospital and Research Institute, and Prof. Jyoti Prasad Saikia, Department of Sociology, Dibrugarh University participated as the Judges for the Poster Competition.