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DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION of BITM May 2, 2019

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM)

(National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India)

DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION of BITM

May 2, 2019

60 years ago, science museum movement in India was seeded through the formation of Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM) at the behest of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, Dr. B. C. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal and Ghanshyam Das Birla, an eminent industrialist. The imposing residence of the Birla family, donated by G. D. Birla, was converted into a science museum and BITM opened its door on 2nd May, 1959.

From then onwards till date, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, the first Science and Industrial Museum in this country have come a long way. With its various galleries and multidimensional educational activities it has become a place where science happens in front of one’s eyes through animated and interactive models. Side by side, the history of Technology and Industry rejuvenates itself to the visitors through real or scale down replicas.

On the auspicious occasion of the Diamond Jubilee celebration on 2nd May 2019, BITM will be inaugurating three new facilities, namely,

  1. Gallery on ‘Digital Adventure’

This state of the art gallery will showcase how the advancement of digital technology has forayed into the entertainment and education segment. The gallery will have around 15 exhibits, and will feature about 10 different interactive and multi-media thrills. Here, technologies like motion sensing, augmented reality, virtual reality, mind mapping technique, gesture recognition etc. will provide the visiting public with opportunities to engage with various digital installations. The aim is, as the theme suggests, to give an inclusive, adventurous and fun based experience to visitors.

  1. Exhibition – Mind over Matter: A tribute to Stephen Hawking

The exhibition highlights various aspects of Prof. Hawking’s Life and his scientific achievements through graphical displays, multimedia, audio clippings, 3D model of Black Hole, and video clippings. The display will offer a unique insight into the career of the world’s best known scientist.

iii. Exhibition – ‘Reminiscence – 60 years of BITM’

Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University shall be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the Diamond Jubilee celebration. Dr. Saroj Ghose, Former Director General, National Council of Science Museums shall be the Guest of Honour. Prof. Sibaji Raha, Former Director, Bose Institute, Kolkata shall preside over the inaugural function. Shri Ingit K. Mukhopadhyay, Former Director, Bose Institute, Kolkata will grace the occasion.

Apart from the above, there are host of programmes to be organized throughout the year the make Diamond Jubilee celebration of BITM memorable.

NATIONAL SCIENCE DRAMA FESTIVAL 2019-20

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

(National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India)

19A, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata 700019

NATIONAL SCIENCE DRAMA FESTIVAL 2019-20

January 8-9, 2020

 

National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), the parent body of 27 science museums/centres situated all over India, imparts non-formal scientific education among young generation, by organizing several unique programmes throughout the year. The National Science Drama Festival is one of those through which information related to scientific and technological issues is disseminated to the people at large. This year, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum on behalf of NCSM, will conduct the festival January 8-9, 2020 at BITM, Kolkata

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum will inaugurate the National Science Drama Festival 2019-20 in its auditorium on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am. Shri Manish Jain, IAS, Principal Secretary, School Education, Govt. of West Bengal, shall inaugurate the Festival. Shri Vinay Sharma, Artistic Director, Padatik Theatre and Smt. Gouri Basu, Director, Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre shall be present as the Guests of Honour in the inaugural function. Among other dignitaries Shri V. S. Ramachandran, Director, BITM was also present on the dais.

The Science Dramas for school students reading up to class X, were organized first in the district level, then in the state level and then in the zonal in all states the country by National Council of Science Museums. From each level, the winners and the runners qualify for the next higher level. The competition will finally culminate in the national Level. This year, In the National level 9 teams with 90 participating students (winners and runners from East, West, North, South and only winner from North East) will perform and shall be felicitated. The broad topic of the science dramas are ‘Science and Society’.

Five experts, namely, Prof. Subhashis Halder, Shri Nayan Prasad, Shri Suman Kumar, Dr. K. Ramakrishnaiah, Shri. Yogesh Soman from each of the five zones shall be present throughout the day of the Festival and give their opinion about the presentations for the benefit of the participants.

List of participating schools and their dramas may be found below:-

Sl. School Drama
1 Indraprastha Vidyalaya,

Uppinangady, Karnataka

IDU NYAYANA
2 Mihi Ram Saikia Higher Secondary School,

Jorhat, Assam

RAIL GARI AHIBO – “THE TRAIN WILL COME”
3 Zee Litera Valley School (Senior Secondary),

Bhiwani, Haryana

MRITYORMA AMRITAM GAMAY –“ AAO CHALE AAROGYA KI OR”
4 Dharmanagar Govt Girls’ HigherSecondary School,

North Tripura, Tripura

MERA BHARAT
5 Little Flowers Public School, Yamuna Vihar, Delhi YUMRAJ KI ADALAT
6 Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School,

Kolkata, West Bengal

IN SEARCH OF UNCOMPROMISED HYGIENE
7 Shri Samartha High School,

Amravati, Maharashtra

SARNICHE AWARTAN
8 Government Oriental Higher Secondary School, Pattambi, Palakkad, Kerala ARIVALLA THIRICHARIVU
9 Children’s Academy,

Mumbai, Maharashtra

MERE DESH KA HERO – GANDHIMAN
10 Panchayat Raj High School,

Dhenkanal, Odisha

SRISHTI – NEEDS CARE

 

Judges’ Name :

  1. Subhashis Halder
  2. Shri Nayan Prasad
  3. Shri Suman Kumar
  4. K. Ramakrishnaiah
  5. Yogesh Soman

National Science Drama Festival 2019-20 Prize list

9th January, 2020 [Thursday]

Particulars Name School Drama Role Played Prize
Best Actor Yog Sonawane Children’s Academy,

Mumbai, Maharashtra

MERE DESH KA HERO – GANDHIMAN

(Hindi)

Gandhiji Trophy,

Rs. 5,000/-

Best Actress Shreya Rao Indraprastha Vidyalaya,

Uppinangady, Karnataka

IDU NYAYANA

(Kannada)

Jalaji, Chemical Trophy,

Rs. 5,000/-

Best Director Abid P. T. Government Oriental Higher Secondary School, Pattambi,

Palakkad, Kerala

ARIVALLA THIRICHARIVU

(Malayalam)

_________ Trophy,

Rs. 5,000/-

Best Script Writer Meghamanti Bhattacharya Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School, Kolkata, West Bengal IN SEARCH OF UNCOMPROMISED HYGIENE

(English, Bengali & Hindi)

_________ Trophy,

Rs. 5,000/-

Eastern India Science Fair & Science and Engineering Fair 2020

BIRLA INDUSTRIAL & TECHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM

(National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India)

19A, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata – 700019

Inauguration of

Eastern India Science Fair & Science and Engineering Fair 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The 46th Eastern India Science & Engineering Fair, the biggest exposition of Science & Engineering models in Eastern India, will be organized during 14 to 18 January, 2020 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata

This year 387 students & teachers participated with 160 models /projects representing 153 schools from 11 eastern India states, namely, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Tripura, Sikkim and West Bengal in the school level Science Fair. 45 students with 15 projects /models from 15 Science / Engineering Colleges have enrolled in the Engineering Fair.

Inaugural Programme will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal will inaugurate the Fair in the presence of Mr. Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata and Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata. Shri A. D. Choudhury, Director General, National Council of Science Museums and Shri V. S. Ramachandran, Director, BITM will be present on the dais.

After inauguration, the fair will remain open for students and general public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm till January 18, 2020.

Shri D. P. Duari, Director, Research and Academics, M. P. Birla Planetarium and Shri A. K. Chandra, Managing Director, P. C. Chandra Group shall give away prizes to the successful participants on Saturday, 18th January, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

The fair is supported by M/s. P. C. Chandra Group and MCKV Institute of Engineering.

Prize list

Prize_Book EISF_2020

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