Invoking the blessings of our Founder Chancellor Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the *National Science Day (NSD) 2022 was celebrated by the students and faculty of the Science Departments of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus on Monday, 28 February, 2022.
As a precursor to the celebrations, the faculty and students were addressed on the 24 February 2022 by Dr Anuj Mubayi, a research scientist and the lead at the Infectious Disease Forecasting Group at The Public Health Company. A distinguished IBA fellow at Centre for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology, Illinois State University Dr. Anuj is also an Applied and Computational Mathematics Scientist with more than 10 years of experience in disease modelling and health decision analysis. He spoke on the topic ‘Seeing into the Future through the Lens of Modelling of Complex Systems’.
Commemorating NSD 2022 on 28 February, Prof. (Dr.) C. B. Sanjeevi, the Vice Chancellor, SSSIHL commenced the event with the inaugural address. This was followed by enlightening and invigorating talks by two eminent speakers from the scientific fraternity interspaced by short presentations by the faculty of the Science Departments, SSSIHL on various research activities undertaken by them, Divine Excerpts on Science and Spirituality from a discourse of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and prize distribution for various competitions held as part of the NSD 2022.
The two eminent speakers were Dr. Vinay K Nandicoori, Director, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, who spoke on the topic “Evolution of Resistance in Pathogens” and Padma Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar, Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), who spoke on the topic ‘India’s Space Science Missions’.
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*National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928.
Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for the discovery.