This year, the activities of Science Forum commemorate the Year of Astrobiology – highlighting the contributions of two pioneers in science – Galileo and Darwin. The proceedings for this special year was flagged off by a very special person, scientist and administrator par excellence – Mr. Madhavan Nair. Mr. Nair is currently the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization entrusted with the responsibility of development of space technology and its applications to solve the problems of man & society in India.
The programme started off with a theatre presentation titled “Astronomy – Evolution – Society”, highlighting the year of Astrobiology. In his inaugural address, he spoke about space science and India’s contribution to it in general and the role of ISRO in particular. He also participated in the interactive session, where he answered questions posed by the student fraternity.
The event culminated with the inauguration of the exhibits displayed by ISRO in the college quadrangle.
Sneha A Motwani, Science Forum Representative