Third DST INSPIRE Internship Camp concluded at Panjab University

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Third DST INSPIRE (Innovation   in   Science   Pursuit   for   Inspired   Research)
Internship Camp concluded at Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh today.
Five days long DST Inspire Internship Camp was organized for Class XI and XII
Science students from January 5 to 9, 2016.
Former Secretary of Department of Science &Technology, Government of India,
Professor T Ramasami, who had devised the INSPIRE concept, delivered the valedictory
address at the DST Inspire Camp. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover,
International Mentor and Director of Accelerator Research, Northern Illinois
University (USA), Professor Swapan Chattopadhyay, DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow at Indian
Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore Prof Phoolan Prasad, PU Dean University
Instructions Prof AK Bhandari, IISER Director, Dr. N. Sathyamurthy and  Program
Coordinator of the  Camp Dr Anurag Kuhad participated in the valedictory function.
Addressing the students, Prof T Ramasami urged the students to follow the path of
inspiration. He said that inspiration is an elevated state of mind. When thoughts
are elevated, mind is able to receive signals and positive energies from within.
When the mind is inspired, it expresses a rare level of beauty and excellence, he
added.
Prof T Ramasami shared his experiences of life with science at different stages. He
shared the joy and ecstasy of pursuit of science as a passion to understand physical
phenomena and delight of connecting knowledge to reduction of human pain. He also
shared a level of fulfillment resulting from saving and creating jobs for others
though applications of science and creative experience of fusing science with art.
As part of his speech, Prof T Ramasami described social benefits of a dispassionate
public service by relating science to solutions of problems of people and by paving
a path for attraction of talent to study of science and careers with research.
Science offers scope for enjoying personally a joy of experience of positive energy
and emotions, he added while describing the students as the future scientists.
Prof T Ramasami said that the science stimulates and challenges those who wish to
discover new knowledge. It binds some to service of people through tools of
knowledge. In principle, science is border-less and it links to all forms of
knowledge in a seamless manner. In real life, modern science has carved for itself
internal divisions. Cross-borders of science are truly artificial internal
boundaries carved out for enabling its pursuit for reasons of convenience, he
further added.
PU VC Prof Grover said that the third Inspire camp would be known as a national
event. He described Prof T Ramasami as ‘visionary’, who institutionalized the
INSPIRE.
PU DUI Prof Bhandari congratulated the Program Coordinator of the  Camp Dr Anurag
Kuhad & team. Do aspire to attain excellence in whatever you do, he said to the
students.
As many as 721 students from 87 schools of Chandigarh UT, Punjab, Haryana,
Rajasthan, Himachal, Uttar Pradesh & J&K states attended and presented their
scientific caliber at the DST Inspire Internship Camp. Out of total 721 students,
507 (245 girls and 262 boys) students and 85 escort teachers were staying at PU
Hostels.
The Camp was specifically focused on basic & research innovations in the field of
science as well as on career guidance. The camp was a blend of twelve basic science
deliberations by Nobel Laureate as well as National eminent scientists, hands-on
laboratory sessions, along with display of scientific competency of students in
Science Exhibition. Eleven noted International as well as Indian Scientists from
various reputed institutions enlightened the young generation with their scientific
wisdom.

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