Unnat Bharat Abhiyan SRMIST in association with Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering, Vidyanjali (A School Volunteer Program) – AICTE organized National Science Day 2023 under the Theme of Global Science for Global Well Being and Fostering Rural Innovations at SRM adopted village Nattarasanpattu on 28th February, 2023. The Science Exhibition by students of 6th – 9th standard was inaugurated by Mr. M.Kalyana Sundaram, Tahsildar, Kundrathur Block, Mrs.Vasanthi Sambasivam, President, Nattarsanpattu and Dr.B.Samuel Jacob, UBA-SRMIST village coordinator.

Some of the significant students’ projects include Smart street light, Hydraulic bridge, Smart metal detector, Human anatomy model, Botanical exhibits of medicinal plants for health and Volcanic models. Students explained the principles, application, and the societal relevance of the exhibits. Dr.V.Thirumurugan, Nodal Officer UBA-SRMIST and SRMIST Management have financially supported the students to create the prototype and models of the science exhibition. A panel of IV year B. Tech Biotechnology students (12) from SRMIST has evaluated the students’ projects. Team Gamma (Student Outreach Domain) of BioNexus, A Biotech Students Club of SRMIST has volunteered to organize the exhibition.

National Science Day function was further felicitated by village administrative officials such as Mrs.Vasanthi Sambasivam, President, Nattarsanpattu, Mrs.Manjula Karthikeyan, Vice President, Nattarsanpattu, Mr.Chakkrapani, Headmaster, Nattarsanpattu High School, Mr.Sambasivam, Head Parents Teachers Association, E.Aruldevi VAO, Mr.N.S.Sridhar UBA village coordinator and Ms. Anju, UBA Intern. Mr.Chakkrapani welcomed the gathering followed by presidential address by Mr. M.Kalyana Sundaram, Tahsildar, Kundrathur Block. He addressed to the student’s community about the need for knowledge development and application of science for Nation building and rural livelihood upliftment.

Dr.B.Samuel Jacob addressed the gathering and put forth the initiative taken by the UBA 2.0 towards upliftment of livelihood in SRMIST adopted villages. He has mentioned the special care being given on education prospects through Hon’ Founder Chancellor Dr.T.R.Paarivendhar, SRMIST by providing free higher education to the meritorious government school students of the adopted village. In addition, providing of lab facilities and infrastructure for the schools have been a prominent service of UBA-SRMIST along with rural tuition center brought by Puthiya Thalaimurai trust to deliver right kind of education for the rural students.

Meritorious Students Science Projects were awarded by the Chief Guest during the function. All the dignitaries praised the students for their innovative thinking. The event was further brought to liveliness by interaction of students and the village administrative officials and requested some facilities for their village school and infrastructure.

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