National Science Day, 2019
"Science breeds innovation" and we at Welham Boys’ School believe very strongly in its power.
National Science Day is celebrated in our country to commemorate the great scientist, Dr C.V. Raman, for his famous discovery of the scattering of light. This day also serves to highlight budding new scientists and inventions which take our country forward. The theme for this year’s Science Day programme in our School was ‘Science for the People’.
To showcase practicality and increase the enthusiasm of the student body towards Science, we invited the renowned scientist and academic, Dr. Rautela, who is well known for conducting his trademark liquid nitrogen shows which help to understand the properties of matter at low temperatures.
The event started with a digital tribute to three great scientists, namely, Dr. Hargobind Khurana, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and finally, Dr. C.V. Raman. Thereafter, Dr. Rautela took the stage. He cautioned the audience about the harmful effects of Liquid Nitrogen, asked a few questions to engage the audience, and then the show began.
In his seemingly casual and humorous manner, Dr. Rautela captivated the audience. From showing how clouds form, to liquefying his own breath, he did it all. The students keenly observed the various experiments and asked as many questions as possible. Many theories that one only reads about were demonstrated and what a sight it was!
Finally, after the main show was over, Dr. Rautela returned at noon to present a highly informative seminar on Nanotechnology (the science of the future) for classes 9 and 11, and a further show on ‘Science for Fun’ for the Middle School before dinner. All in all, it was a fun filled event with lots of enthusiasm and scientific evidence which truly portrayed the essence of Science.