Nation to observe second National Science Day


Himalayan News Service

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The government has formed a 66-member organising committee led by Krishna Chandra Paudel, Secretary at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, to celebrate Second National Science Day, 2014 with scientific and technological fervor on September 17.

The Cabinet had last year designated September 17 as National Science Day to promote science enthusiasm and innovation among students, scholars and researchers in the country. The theme of this year’s National Science Day is ‘Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development’. 

Ram Adhar Sah, Joint-Secretary at the MoSTE, informed that the main organising committee has senior officials and experts of all ministries, departments and science and technology universities. A meeting of the main organising committee held at MoSTE yesterday, decided on various topics to make the celebration a grand success. 

“As per the decision, official programme will be organised in Kirtipur-based Science Museum of BP Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board where 10 students, one each from private and community schools of all five development regions securing highest marks in science in the SLC exams, 2070 BS will honoured,” Sah said. 

The government has also decided to award two meritorious secondary level science teachers and five scientists who have made an extraordinary contribution in the field of science and technology. Besides these, publication of National Science Day Souvenir, release of scientific publications, seminar, workshop and talk programme on science and technology are on cards. 

According to the ministry, various programmes will also be organised in district level as well.