Women Science Congress inaugurated

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A three day’s 4TH J&K Women Science Congress was inaugurated in Govt. College for women Gandhi Nagar Jammu in collaboration with J&K Science Technology and Innovation Council, Department of Science and Technology, J&K from 1st to 3rd of September 2016.
On this occasion Prof. Poonam Dhawan, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu was the chief guest, Dr. B.A zargar, Department of Mathematics; University of Kashmir was guest of honor whereas Prof. Vibha Tandon, Chairperson, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), New-Delhi was the key note speaker. The programme began by lighting of lamp followed by invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. Dr. Kiran Bakshi , Principal of the college and Patron of the Congress welcomed the Guests, Women Scientists, Scholars, Researchers, Academicians by adorning the morning by their presence . She laid emphasis that our young students will get aspired by their mentors and will reach at the pinnacle of their glory. Dr Anupama Gupta, Organizing Secretary of the Science Congress in her address highlighted the contribution of women who set the landmarks in their respective fields and presented a detail report of the event. The Hon’ble Chief Guest while addressing the audience said that in present time women are not less than men but their representations in science has to be encouraged by motivating and guiding our young students to persue Science and Technology based courses. She also released directory of young women scientist and abstract book of the participants.
Prof. Vibha Tandon in her presentation on focal theme “Women in Science : Challenges and opportunities” motivated the girls to opt it as a profession. To instill confidence and boost their moral she named few sciencetists who have brought accolades and won fame worldwide by showing their affiliations and love for science and research.
The exhibitions of models were made by school and college students on the basic concepts of science and was also inaugurated. Plenary Session, guest lectures, oral presentations and Poster Presentation will take place in different technical sessions on three consecutive days. A large no. of students, scholars in and around the state participated in it.
Prof. Amitpal Kour presented formal vote of thanks and programme was coordinated by students of College.

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