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Festival of S&T concludes at UCOST

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By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 28 Feb: The seventh day of the week-long festival of Science and Technology, ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’, along with Science Day, was celebrated as the Grand Finale-Valedictory session at the Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST), here.
Dr Kalachand Sain, Director, WIHG, Dehradun; Prof AN Purohit, former VC, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar; Er Rakesh Oberai, Chairman, Oberai Motors’ Prof Ajeet Kumar Karnatak, Vice-Chancellor, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar; Dr Sunil Rai, Vice-Chancellor, UPES, Dehradun; Dr Hem Chandra Pandey and Dr Mahesh Bhatt were present. Dr DP Uniyal, Joint Director, UCOST, delivered the welcome address. This was followed by the screening of science-based films. HNB University, Srinagar, and Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, coordinated the event in Srinagar and Haridwar region. Dr Bhatt launched his video poem, titled “Main Vigyan Hun”.
Dr Purohit shared his views on science popularisation. He told students about science-based scholarships and schemes. He reminded the audience that the UN declared 2022 as the Basic Science Year. Dr Sain, Er Oberai, Prof Karnatak, Dr Rai and Dr Pandey talked about the role of Science, Technology and Innovation for the economic uplift of Indian society. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Ashutosh Mishra, UCOST. The session was coordinated by Dr Aparna Sharma, UCOST. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Survey of India, Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC), SPECS, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Instruments Research for Development Establishment (IRDE), National Innovation Foundation, Wildlife Institute of India, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Tula’s Institute, Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Krishivan Samiti, M/S Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh etc., participated in the exhibition.
Present were Dr Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, UCOST, G. S. Rautela (through online mode), Dr DP Uniyal, Joint Director, UCOST, Dr BP Purohit, Dr Ashutosh Mishra, Jitendra, Amit Pokhriyal, UCOST Staff, Dr Prasant Singh, DAV PG College, Staff of UCOST and Biotech Council and students from ICFAI University, DBIT, Alpine College, Graphic Era University, ITITI and many other colleges. This session was attended by more than 300 participants through hybrid mode. The technical team of Himanshu Goel, Manoj Kaniyal and Sidhhant Uniyal, UCOST, helped in the conduct of the event.

Awards were distributed among the winners who had participated in various competitions like slogan, poetry, essay, rangoli. The winners for the poster category were Kavish Joshi, St Joseph’s Academy (1st); Mitali Raj, Mont Ford School, Roorkee (2nd); Aaditya Kapooria, St Patrick’s Academy (3rd). The winners for the poster category from group two were Aadya Aggarwal, DPS, Ranipur, Haridwar (1st); Nidhavi Singla, Unison World School, Dehradun (2nd) and Saira Nidan, Unison World School, Dehradun (3rd). The winner for the poster category from group three was Anushka Negi (1st). The winners for the poster category from group four were Swati Pant (1st); Suhasini Awasthi, Pt Lalit Mohan Sharma Government PG College, Rishikesh (2nd); Deepa Panwar, KL DAV College, Roorkee (3rd). The winner in the essay category from group one was Divyansh Mehra (1st) Green Wood Hill School Dehradun. The winners for the essay category from group two were Aniket Awasthi, DSB International Public School, Dehradun (1st); Sreeja Jana, The Tons Bridge School Dehradun (2nd); Tamnna Bhardwaj, Unison World School, Dehradun (3rd). The winners for the essay category from group three were Karan Mehra, St Lawrence Senior Secondary School, Haldwani, (1st); Shyam Pathak, Rajkiya Inter College Shakti Farm, Sitarganj (2nd); Divisha Agarwal, Brightlands School, Dehradun (3rd). The winners for the essay category from group four were Rekha Kumari, Kanya Gurukul Campus Haridwar (1st); Suhasini Awasthi, Pt Lalit Mohan Sharma Government PG College Rishikesh (2nd); Tabassum Ansari, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun (3rd).
The winners for the poetry category from group one were Tanishka Negi, IVR I Mukteshwar Nainital (1st); Plaksha Mathpal, Kumaon Public School (2nd); Mitali Raj, Mont Ford School, Roorkee (3rd). The winners for the poetry category from group two were Ayushman Mishra, St Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun (1st); Aaanya Mahajan, Unison World School, Dehradun (2nd); Aadarsh Neoliya, Aryaman Vikram Birla Institute of Learning, Haldwani (3rd). The winner for the poetry category from group three was Anushka, Army Public School Dehradun (1st). The winners for the poetry category from group four were Rajendra Bagadwal, GIC Lamgara, Almora (1st); Arvind Sharma, IGNOU, Dehradun (2nd); Nikita Chadha, MKP PG College, Dehradun (3rd). The winners for the slogan category from group one were Kavish Joshi, St Joseph’s Academy Dehradun (1st); Mitali Raj, Mont Ford School Roorkee (2nd); Divyansh Mehra, Green Wood Hill School, Dehradun (3rd). The winners for the slogan category from group two were Ayushman Mishra, St Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun (1st); Vanya Agarwal (2nd); and Aradhya Chauhan (3rd) from Unison World School Dehradun. The winners for the slogan category from group three were Samiksha Bisht, KV ONGC, Dehradun (1st); Anushka Singh (2nd); and Deepshikha Maithani (3rd) from St Joseph’s Academy Dehradun. The winners for the slogan category from group four were Monika Rana, DBS PG College, Dehradun (1st); Pratiksha Joshi, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun (2nd); and Arvind Sharma, IGNOU, Dehradun (3rd). The winners for the Rangoli category were Anurag Ramola, KV ONGC, Dehradun (1st); Renuka Patel and team, DIET, Dehradun (2nd ); Neha Arya and Team DIT University, Dehradun (3rd); Priya and team GRD Girls Degree College Dehradun (3rd).