Durgapur News Desk, 28 February 2018: Social welfare organisation Durgapur Adda Young Association (D.A.Y.A) observed National Science Day today (28 February) by organising two separate programmes in two different schools of Durgapur. The basic objective of D.A.Y.A is to propagate the message of importance of science and its application among the people.
The first program was held at Nadiha Birbhanpur High School in Shyampur Colony, just 3 km from Durgapur Railway Station from 12 noon. The two-hour long program was attended by more than 150 students of the school; mostly class eight, nine and students. The second program was held at Nadiha High School in Nadiha, about 2 km from Nadiha Birbhanpur High School.
Students were informed that on this very date (28th February) in 1928, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman demonstrated experiments on the scattering of light at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata what now is called the Raman effect. It was instantly clear that this discovery was of huge value. It was since 1987 that Indian government has been celebrating this day as National Science Day to spread awareness about science.
Students were shown that every so-called claims of possessing supernatural power by Godmans, Sadhu’s and Baba’s are nothing but application of science to fool common people to take advantage of their distress.
Two anti-superstition crusader, Dipak Chakraborty and his wife Kakoli Chakraborty demonstrated different science experiments among the students and teachers to prove, nothing exists like ghost, sorcery or spirits. They reiterated, Science is behind every change. Quacks and Charlatans exploit peoples innocence and blind faith.
Loud cheer among students on knowing the reality behind so-called mystic power and taking oaths that henceforth they wouldn’t keep knowledge gained from studying science confined to books, but use them in uprooting supernaturalism and superstitions was indeed a ray of hope for the future.