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Workshop on Promotion of Scientific Temper among the Youth

Title of the Programme: Workshop on Promotion of Scientific Temper among the Youth

An Online Workshop on Promotion of Scientific Temper among the Youth was held at Department of Biotechnology, Pachhunga University College on 5th February 2021. The programme was a part of Programmes for Development of North Eastern Youth through Higher Educational Institutions funded by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute Of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The workshop was held with an objective to to impart scientific temper among the youths through engaging scientific talks and discussions, create an awareness of biodiversity and scientific outlook

Dr Tawnenga. Principal, Pachhunga University College welcomed the participants and resource persons and gave a brief introduction about the college. An inaugural speech was given by Prof. Vasanthi Rajendran, Training Head, Centre for Training, Orientation and Capacity Building, RGNIYD. She talked about the goals and aims of RGNIYD and highlighted different important issues that needed much attention among the youth of the society, she talked of the need for change.

.The session was followed by an awareness session on National Youth Policy 2014 and Sustainable Development Goals presented by Dr. Laldinsangi. Department of Life Sciences, Pachhunga University College. The topics covered by resource persons during technical sessions were:

Technical session 1

• Dr. Lalramliana, Department of Zoology, Pachhunga University College - ‘Biodiversity – Conservation and Threats in Mizoram’. 

• Dr. Lalchhandami Tochhhawng, Mizoram Science, Technology & Innovation Council (MISTIC) - ‘Challenges in Scientific Temper Post Covid-19’.

Technical session 2

MC Zirkunga, Department of Life Sciences, Pachhunga University College.  - ‘Emerging Diagnostic Tools for Detection of Covid-19’

• Dr. HT Lalremsanga, Department of Zoology, Mizoram University - ‘Quest for Scientific Temper’.

The participating audience were students from ST category from Mizoram. There were students form the host institution Pachhunga University College (41 in number) and other government colleges viz., 7 from Government Zirtiri Residential Science College, 9 from Government Serchhip College and 8 from Government Champhai College. A total of 65 students (Male: 21; Female:  44 ) were able to attend the online workshop.

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