CSIR-NISCAIR organised a workshop and panel discussion in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi in the 28th New Delhi World Book Fair on 11th January, 2020
On the occasion of the 5th International day of Yoga on 21 June 2019, CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (CSIR-NISCAIR), New Delhi, organised a talk by Dr Raakhi Mehra, Ayurveda Yoga Consultant, Technical Course Coordinator, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and Assistant Director AYUSH, and a Yoga demonstration by Shri Yogendra Maurya, Yoga performer. Dr Mehra has an experience of over 20 years in Kshar sutra surgeries. She has also authored 8 books and 578 popular research papers in national and international journals, magazines and national newspapers.
In his opening remarks, Dr Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Director, CSIR-NISCAIR, lauded the efforts of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for bringing the much-awaited recognition for Yoga on the world forum and also actively promoting Yoga for the benefit of everyone. Dr Patairiya emphasised on the importance of both "Yoga" i.e. holistic rejuvenation of body and mind, and "Viyoga" i.e. dissociation from materialistic lifestyle. He stressed on the fact that Yoga is not only performing physical exercise but also sacrificing worldly pleasure and coming out of comfort zone which is essential for inner well-being and happiness.
CSIR-NISCAIR organised lectures on National Technology Day 2019 on 13 May 2019 at Vigyan Sanchar Bhavan. Dr Ariz Ahammed, Managing Director, National Horticulture Board and Dr Unnat Pandit, Director (AIM Program), NITI Aayog, delivered the lectures. Prof. (Dr) Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Director, CSIR-NISCAIR chaired the event.
Earth Day, the global movement that embraces nature and its values, is celebrated by more than a billion people on April 22 every year. CSIR-NISCAIR joined the celebrations by organising a panel discussion on "Weather Forecast to Weather Smart" on 22 April 2019 at Vigyan Suchna Bhavan, S.V. Marg, New Delhi.
Noted experts, Dr S.D. Attri, DGM, Agromet Advisory Service Division, India Meteorological Department, New Delhi and Dr S.K. Varshney, Adviser & Head, International Bilateral Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, joined the celebration.
Chairing the panel discussion, Dr Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Director, CSIR-NISCAIR, stated that there is a need to empower farmers to help them understand the weather forecasts. He added that science communication can help farmers and even the general public to become weather smart.
On the occasion of the National Science Day, a panel discussion on “Indian Scholarly Journals: Contemporary Issues and Aspects” was organised by NISCAIR on 27 February 2019. Prof. Krishan Lal, former President, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) chaired the discussion. Prof. Amitabh Joshi, Editor of Publications, Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bengaluru; Dr Archana Thakur, Joint Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC); Dr Praveen Arora, Scientist G, Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Mr Madhavendra Narayan of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) were the panellists.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Periodic Table, the UN General Assembly and UNESCO have proclaimed 2019 as the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements". CSIR-NISCAIR joined the celebrations with the screening of a science film, "The Mystery of Matter: Unruly Elements" on 25 January 2019 at the Vigyan Suchna Bhavan, S.V. Marg, New Delhi.
"JIGYASA", which is a wide-ranging scientist-student connect programme initiated by the association of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), aims to connect school students with scientists for extending students’ classroom knowledge and experiences to laboratory-based handson learning.
As a part of this initiative, about 120 students from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Keshavpuram, accompanied by 10 teachers visited the CSIR-NISCAIR (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources) Pusa Campus, New Delhi, on 31 January 2019. With this, CSIR-NISCAIR kicked off its first "JIGYASA" programme for the year 2019-2020. The one-day programme to inspire the students to come up with innovative ideas and motivate them for creative science provided an opportunity to visit various sections of the institute, including Climate Change, Raw Materials Herbarium and Museum, Multimedia Studio, Popular Science Division and Printing facility.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, scientists, staff and AcSIR students of CSIR-NISCAIR and National Science Library (NSL) organised a Readathon of the novel on 9 November 2018 at the NISCAIR Campus at S V Marg, New Delhi.