IASST Organized one-day workshop on scientific short story writing

Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati an autonomous research Institute of DST, Govt. of India, organized a one-day workshop on science short story writing in social media and newspapers. During his welcome address, the Director of the Institute, Prof. Ashis K. Mukherjee, said that the workshop’s goal was to make aware and impart training to the young scientists and research scholars about the science story writing in English and vernacular languages in such a manner that it becomes easily understandable to the mass and also leads to societal development. He also said that the focus of the science story should be relevant, explicit, and meaningful. The resource persons for this workshop were Dr. Dinesh Chandra Goswami, the popular children’s literary award 2014 winner, Prof. Abani Kumar Bhagabati, a famous Assamese litterateur, writer, and former Professor at the Geography Department, Gauhati University, Prof. Abhijit Bora, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, and Mr. Prasanta Jyoti Baruah, Executive Editor, the Assam Tribune. The speakers nicely explained to the participants how to publish their research work in a simple language among the mass, keeping them aware of the latest developments in science and technology and eradicating superstitions from society. In the meeting, Mr.  Baruah, the Executive Editor of Assam Tribune, announced that he would take necessary initiatives to create a section for publishing science-related short stories, news and views etc., in the Assam Tribune weekly.   Dr. Tarini Dev Goswami, Assistant Librarian, was the Chief-Coordinator of this program, and Dr. Diganta Goswami, Registrar, IASST, proposed the vote of thanks. E-certificates were provided to the participants at the end of the workshop.


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