IIIM Branch Lab, Srinagar
Under One Week One Lab event of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, to showcase the scientific accomplishments and technologies of 37 CSIR organizations that work in diverse fields of Science, Technology and Innovation, CSIR Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu at its branch laboratory Srinagar today organized Jigyasa programme as part of weeklong event under the patronage of Dr Zabeer Ahmed, Director CSIR IIIM Jammu and supervision of Er Ab Rahim, Head IIIM (Br) Srinagar.
The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest at the event, Dr Geetha Vani Rayasam, Head CSIR HRDG & Coordinator CSIR Jigyasa Programme in presence of the Scientists and Technologists of the Institute. 130 students and accompanying faculties from different Schools of Srinagar and adjoining areas participated in a number of scientific activities carried out here in a daylong programme.
The programme was organized to also commemorate world environment day with its theme “beat plastic pollution: ecosystem restoration”. The different activities undertaken included hackathon, science model competition, DIY activities, painting competition and visit to various science labs of the Institute. In the intriguing scientific sessions students were introduced to different laboratory techniques like DNA isolation, electrophoresis, electrolysis of water, centrifugation, microscopy, cell culture, saponification of fats, pH testing of solutions, TLC and column chromatography.
In Hackathon the students from multiple schools participated in extempore scientific speech competition on the theme “beat plastic pollution: ecosystem restoration”. A painting completion was also organized on the day. In her address at the event Dr Geetha, emphasized on inculcating scientific temper among the young and inquisitive students for betterment of the society and mankind. She also encouraged the participating students to take advantage of the CSIR virtual labs.
In her welcome address Dr Asha Chaubey, Nodal Scientist Jigyasa & Programme Coordinator informed in detail about the OWOL prgarmme and complimented the students for their participation in Jigyasa programme. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, Programme Organizer. Dr Bhat, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Chief Guest, DG CSIR, Director CSIR IIIM, Head CSIR IIIM (Br) Srinagar and the participating students. The efforts of the organizing committee were also acknowledged. The event was concluded with distribution of prizes and certificates to the winners and runner ups in different activities.