The Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, celebrated the National Science Day on 28th February 2022 at the institute premises at Paschim Boragaon, Garchuk, Guwahati-35 under the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations. The theme for the National Science Day for this year is “Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future”. At the outset, Prof. Ashis K. Mukherjee, Director, IASST offered floral tribute to the statue of Sir C. V. Raman and stated that Sir Raman and other great Indian scientists had contributed significantly to propagating the true spirit of science in India. In his inaugural address, the Director stated that science is an integral part of Indian culture, and since the dawn of civilization, India has contributed significantly in every sphere of science. He emphasized that the empowerment of women and the weaker section of society in science and technology is an essential approach for strong nation-building. He applauded the endeavours of DST, Govt. of India, and IASST to boost the S&T at multiple levels through various schemes to build a Golden India. On this occasion, motivational and inspirational talks were delivered by two eminent scholars Prof. Nashreen S. Islam, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, and Prof. Nayandeep Deka Baruah, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences from Tezpur University.
To commemorate the National Science day, IASST organized various events, such as poster presentations, popular science story writing competitions, and science quiz competitions among the research scholars and staff of IASST. To encourage scientific temper, scientists of IASST demonstrated various scientific concepts through a virtual laboratory visit and the program was attended by more than 300 students of classes IX and X from different schools of Assam. Hon’ble Director of IASST distributed the cash prizes and certificates to the winners of various competitions.