CSIO opens its doors to all at the National Science Day

Central Scientific Instruments Organisation(CSIO) celebrated “National Science Day” on Friday, hosting an Open Day. All the labs were kept open for the general public at noon. Around 1000 visitors, including students from various schools, colleges, universities, and the general public went around the laboratories of the institute. Students were given an opportunity to interact with scientists. They also saw the latest technology in use. Dr. Navneet Singh Aulakh, Public Relations Officer and Principal Scientist, CSIO welcomed the students. In his address, Mr. Aulakh explained the importance of National Science Day. He said that National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 every year to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by C.V. Raman, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. Dr. Aulakh added that it was the same day years ago when his school brought him to CSIO and he decided to become part of this campus. The institution claims every year scientists have joined them after attending Open day at CSIO.

Addressing Brain Drain on Science Day

Addressing the problem of ‘Brain Drain’ in India, Dr. Aulakh mentioned that one of the reasons they organize this event is to inform students that Indian institutions are equally qualified to provide the same level of education for which they leave their nation. India has full capacity to produce more great minds like Sunder Pichai and Satya Nadela, we need to retain these young budding brains and inspire them to adopt science.

CSIO open-to-all

Children usually perceive science as a difficult and boring subject with never-ending numericals, diagrams, and formulae. To change this mindset, CSIO showed them various interesting experiments that would bring back their long lost curiosity and excitement. The institution also managed to gain the attention of various local industries by showing their latest technologies and plans to undergo the process of ‘Technology Transfer’ with them very soon.