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ANNUAL DAY CUM INNO-TECH 2017 (March 17-19, 2017)

Pushpa Gujral Science City (PGSC) in collaboration with IKG Punjab Technical University Kapurthala celebrated INNO-TECH-2017 during  March 17-19, 2017 to provide a platform to the students of technical Institutes to display their innovative creations as well as an opportunity to the students to showcase their talent and vision. It is intended to encourage love for Science among the youth through enquiry-based learning and to convert their imaginative ideas into real life models/ projects and several other creative and skill enhancing activities.

 

Science City celebrated this festival through display of projects/ models and Quiz Competitions aimed to inculcate scientific aptitude and temperament, among the masses, especially in youth mind. About 800 students from different professional colleges participated in various events.
Students participated in following four categories:-

Category I:         Engineering College students
Category II:         Polytechnic College students
Category III:         Industrial Training Institutes students.
Category IV:         Post Graduate students and Teachers

Dr. Ajay Sharma, Director, NIT, New Delhi was the Chief Guest on this occasion. In his address to the students, Dr. Sharma appreciated the initiatives of Science City, Kapurthala in promoting creativity and innovation. He said that such programmes encourage competitiveness and entrepreneurship among young students and motivate them to take up careers in science and technology. He further said that the initiative to organize the Tech Fest is indeed commendable and in conformity of what India is gearing up for. These programmes will effectively support new national program designed to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.PGSC also celebrated its 11thAnnual day.


Dr. Grover thanked the public of the region for their overwhelming response as more than 35 lakh visitors have visited the Science City since its opening to the public in March 2005. and Dr. R Sharma, former Director Science City was the Guest of Honors on the occasion.

Cash Prizes ranging from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 25,000 were awarded to the winners and certificates were awarded to all participants.

 

Details of Winners Innotech 2017

 

FLOWER SHOW March 04, 2017)

Pushpa Gujral Science City organized Flower Show on March 04, 2017 involving participation by large number of students and general public in different competitions. The objective of the programme was to raise awareness on floral biodiversity of the region. Dr. Prem Kumar, Vice Chancellor, GNA University, Phagwara was the Chief Guest of the occasion. He expressed that flowers are regarded as a symbol of love, beauty and a gift of nature. They have the power to make people happy and cheerful. We can never deny the importance of flowers in our lives. They have a great role to make us feel happy and cheerful in every situation of our life. Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City said that this event will inspire the society regarding the importance of growing flowers and conservation of environment and at the same time it will promote a spirit of fun. He mentioned that setting up of flower show is a cooperate venture which combine the skills, Knowledge and enthusiasm of several individuals. Dr. Grover further added that studies indicate that the State of Punjab harbors about 2000 species of flowering plants (angiosperms) in the wild, besides, a large number of species and varieties of floricultural and horticultural importance. More than 550 participants registered for this event. This event gave an opportunity to the visitors to enjoy the spring season in its full grandeur and to appreciate the floral biodiversity. Students of different educational institutions also presented Gidha, Bhangra and Gattaka.


Winners of Flower Show Competitions

 

a.Winners of Flower Painting Competition 


First Prize Winner
Palakpreet Kaur of Sh. Guru Harkishan Public School, Kapurthala

Second Prize Winner
Niraj Owaan form DRV DAV Centenary Public School, Phillour

Third Prize Winner
Disha Sharma from SPPS Convent School, Begowal

 

b. Winners of Fresh Flower Arrangement 


First Prize Winner
Ranjeet and Anshita  from Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala

Second Prize Winner
Komal from Arya Sen. Sec. School, Phagwara

Third Prize Winner
Radha Rani and Jasmeet from Doaba College, Jalandhar

 

c. Winners of Dry Flower Arrangement 


First Prize Winner
Manmeet Kaur from BST Sen. Sec. School SujoKalia, Kapurthala

Second Prize Winner
Arman and Prapyush from Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala

Third Prize Winner
Manbir Kaur of Guru Amar Dass Public School, Kapurthala

 

 

5th & 6th ALL BREED OPEN DOG SHOW (January 22, 2017)

Pushpa Gujral Science City Kapurthala organized 5th & 6th All Breed Open Dog show on 22nd January 2017 with an objective to bring awareness in the society about domesticated biodiversity with a focus on various breeds of dogs. Exhibitors from all over Punjab participated in this dog show. Over 70 dogs comprising 35 breeds participated in the dog show. Owners of dogs from Punjab and other states exhibited their pets and their skills during the show. 15 stalls related to dog foods and dog medicines were set up on this occasion.

 

Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala presided over the function and emphasized on the need to bring awareness about salient features of various breeds of dogs in the society. Brig. R. Panicker Station Commander, Kapuarthala, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his address, he talked about the role of dogs in the army and about dog lovers. The following were declared as the winners and awarded with cash prizes and trophies

 

The Judges of the Show are Sh. Brijesh Kumar from Delhi and Dr. Sulbha Jindal from Ludhiana.

 

First best of Show prize in Ring- 1 was bagged by Rottweiler of Sh. Ankit Chibber from Kotkapura, while the Second best of Show prize went to a breed Boxer (owner Gurtaj Singh from Chandigarh) and Third best of Show prize was clinched by Rottweiler of Sh. Daljit Singh from Jalandhar.

 

First best of Show prize in Ring – 2 was bagged by Rottweiler of Sh. Ankit Chibber from Kotkapura while the Second best of Show prize went to a German Shepherd (owner Ajmer Singh from Ludhiana) and Third best of Show prize was clinched by Boxer of Sh. Gurtej Singh from Chandigarh.

 

 

 

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS CAMPAIGN (JANUARY 27, 2017)

National Environment Awareness Campaign was organized in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology and was sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GoI. The theme of the event was Combating Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought. Sh. G.S Dhillon, Map Officer, Department of soil and water conservation, Punjab delivered an expert lecture on the theme. Demonstrations on Rain water harvesting, vermin composting, nature walk and show on climate change were part of the event. Approximately, 100 students participated in the event.

Sh. G.S Dhillon, in his lecture mentioned that  Deforestation, soil  erosion, soil fertility depletion, overgrazing, loss of biodiversity, water logging, salinity besides ill planned urbanization, industrialization, socio-economic constraints and climate change are major causes for land turning into desert. He also told that  at  the time of independence, 75 million hectares i.e. about 33% was under forest cover. Today this has been reduced to just over 10%. India has been losing 10 million trees every 24 hours. 25%  of India's total geographical area  is undergoing desertification while 32% is facing degradation that has affected its productivity, critically affecting the livelihood and food security of millions across the country.

 Further, he added Punjab, primarily an agrarian economy and the food bowl of country is also facing a threat of desertification. Punjab has now highest percentage of blocks categorized as over-exploited in terms of ground water exploitation. Bad agricultural practices like over use of pesticides and fertilizers besides following the same crop cycle of wheat-paddy year after year are factors contributing towards diminishing soil fertility. Due to alarming situation of ground water levels and limited surface water resources, farmers are being encouraged to adopt drip & sprinkler irrigation systems by providing various incentives besides the promotion of underground pipeline systems in place of open channels for irrigation.

On this occasion, Dr. Rajesh Grover , Director, Pushpa Gujral Science city, said that  there is dire need to increase public awareness about  the environmental issues and  National  Environment campaign  can  be used as a powerful catalyst by  involving  society  in making a difference towards a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future. He asserted that if we all put our best foot forward to stop the rampant global warming, we can expect certain rewards in the future.  He further added that Eco-friendly  practices can certainly help to conserve soil for good agricultural  productivity.  

 

 

CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION (October 13, 2016)

Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated International day for Disaster Reduction on October 13, 2016 in collaboration with Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI involving participation by large number of students in different competitions.


Presiding over the occasion, Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City said since 1990, there had been three times increase in natural disasters most of which are the direct result of climate change as a consequence of global warming. Disasters disrupt progress and often push nations, in quest for progress, back by several decades. Recalling the worst floods ever experienced in the last 100 years by the Southern city of Chennai in November 2015 which destroyed crops in 10,000 acres worth Rs 1,350 Crore, he mentioned that floods continue to be the most frequently occurring disaster. He further said, "Whatever type of a disaster it may be, whether natural or man-made, it is the community itself that is the first to cope with it. It is what the people should know so that they are able to lead the first line of action at the time of disaster and in reducing its impact."


An Expert lecture was delivered by Dr. Raman Chawla, renowned Cardiologist from Jalandhar on this occasion. He talked about the importance of first aid during an accident and heart attack. He added that every minute of delay in treatment leads to the chance of permanent heart damage and death. Further, he said that adopting good life style like regular walk, avoid intake of oily food and keep the blood pressure and sugar level within normal range make life healthy and happy. He also explained about the heart attack that how it occurs, what are its symptoms and what immediate precautions could be taken in order to recover from the severe pain of heart attack. He also suggested that during emergency one should call local medical emergency number.
On this occasion Debateand Photography competitions were organized in which about 250 students from different schools participated.


Winners of Debate Competition


First Prize Winner
Parneet Kaur of SPSM Sr. Sec. School, Begowal, Kapurthala
Second Prize Winner
Harpreet Kaur of BST Sr. Sec. School, Sugokalia, Kapurthala
Third Prize Winner
Honey from DAV Model High School, Kapurthala

 

Winners of Photography Competition


First Prize Winner
Tripti from GSSS, Bhawnipur, Kapurthala
Second Prize Winner
Sunny Kumar, Mandi Hardy Ganj Sr. Sec. School, Ahmedpur, Kapurthala
Third Prize Winner
Manjot Kaur from Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School,RCF, Kapurthala

 

 

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (JUNE 05, 2016)

World Environment Day was celebrated at Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala on June 05, 2016. A state-level function was organized in collaboration with Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Patiala. Over 400 students and officers of PPCB and forest department from different districts of Punjab participated. Sh. Manpreet Singh, IAS, Chairman, PPCB was the Chief Guest at the occasion. He said that each year hundreds of millions of plants and animals are caught or harvested from the wild and then sold as food, pets, ornamental plants, leather and medicine. While a great deal of this trade is illegal and threatens the survival of many endangered species. With overexploitation being one of the largest direct threats to many species, therefore, illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade is an issue which needs to be addressed on priority.

 

Expert lecture was delivered by  Sh. R.K. Luna, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Retired), Govt. of Punjab informed that, In Africa alone between 2010 and 2012, one lakh elephants have been killed by poachers. In India, Great Indian Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tiger are under constant threat of extermination due to illegal trade of their body parts including horns, bones, teeth, and skins etc. which are smuggled through international borders. He, further, said that theme of Environment Day –2016 “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Trade in Wildlife” has been selected keeping in view the threats to iconic wildlife species from poachers who indulge in illegal trade of animal parts.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City said that this overexploitation should concern us all because it has harmed human livelihoods as many people in our country depend entirely on the continued availability of local wildlife resources viz. fuel, food and medicines. Careful and thoughtful use of wildlife species and their habitats is required to avoid not only extinctions, but serious impact on the balance of nature. The existence of illegal trade is also worrying because it challenges countries efforts to protect their natural resources. Another worrying factor in illegal wildlife trade is deliberately introduction of many invasive or foreign species which cause indirect harm by competing with native species. Invasive species are a big threat to the balance of nature as the direct overexploitation by humans of some species.  

Dr. Babu Ram, Member Secretary, Chief Environment Engineer Sh. G.S. Majithia and Sh. Sandeep Behal, Senior Environment Engineer, PPCB were also present on the occasion.   

 

Winners of Caption Contest


First Prize Winner
Javeenjot Kaur from Guru Hargobind Sen. Sec. School, Nadala
Second Prize Winner
Arshdeep Singh from Royal Baby Sen. Sec. School, Kapurthala
Third Prize Winner
Parteet Kaur, St. Francis School, Batala, Gurdaspur

 

Winners of Painting Competition


First Prize Winner
Kunal From Lala Jagat Narayan DAV Model School, Jalandhar
Second Prize Winner
Angelina Kaur from SPPS Covent School, Begowal
Third Prize Winner
Kuljit Kaur from Baby Royal Model Sen. Sec. School, Kapurthala

 

SUMMER CAMP (May 30 - June 1, 2016)

Pushpa Gujral Science City organized summer camp at PGSC campus on Hands on activities in Mathematics, Model Rocketry, Basic Electronics and Nature camp for school students of 5th to 8th standard from 30th  May to 1st June 2016. The camp was an opportunity for the participants to introduce themselves with the exciting world of engineering, robotics and the art of observation in nature and help them break the boundaries of the routine and take a leap into the whole new world full of different perspective. The objective was to develop curiosity, increase self-confidence and interest of the students in science and provide hands-on laboratory experiments and demonstrations that are fun based learning.

 

A total of 82 students from different schools (Kapurthala & Jalandhar Districts) participated in the camp.  The salient feature of this camp included simplifying the complex concepts of science, develop and nurture Scientific Temper and skill development.

 

Different topics covered in Summer Camp are as under:

 

Nature & Science Camp:

  • Students were cleared about the concept of the camp.
  • A trip to herbal Garden of science city was organized to have a close view  of the nature,

Study of medicinal plants & study of flowers.

  • Students were given a chance to visit different galleries of science city.
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Model Rocketry:

  • Students were trained to make single stage rockets of their own which they launched and enjoyed on last day of summer camp.

 

Electronics:

 

  • Introduction to basic Electronics
  • Working of various electronics components like diode, capacitor, transistors and IC etc.
  • Multi-meter and its uses.
  •  

Mathematics:

  • Introduction of 2D & 3D structures.
  • Different formulas of mathematics.
  • Mathematical games.
  • LCM & HCF ,Number system.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY (MAY 21, 2016)

International Day for Biological Diversity was celebrated at Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala on May 21, 2016. A state-level function was organized in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board (PBB), Chandigarh. Over 200 students and biodiversity management committee (BMC) members from different districts of Punjab participated during the occasion.

 

Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala presided over the occasion. He said that biodiversity is fundamental for the existence of life on earth and the importance of it cannot be underestimated. Referring to recent Forest fires in the hills of Uttarakhand which has caused significant loss and damage to valuable natural resources, Dr. Grover said, “The major reason of these forest fires is attributed to the loss of biodiversity in the region and dominance of chir pine which now covered a significant forest area in the state encroaching mixed species area every year due to its hardy nature. The chir pine itself is highly resistant to fire due to thick bark but the fallen dry needles are highly inflammable.” He further said that in recent years, mass migration of villagers from the state has also checked the local utilization of the needles, leaving more fuel for forest fires. The regular burning of forests has wiped out communities of insects, birds, amphibians and reptiles, besides, of course, most mammals. He further added that due to the damage that has been caused, and the value that biodiversity has to humans, adoption of various security and conservation measures on this earth to curb the menace of global warming is essential.

 

Expert lecture was delivered by Dr Onkar Singh, Asst. Professor, Dept of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala on the occasion. He said that we are losing almost 50 species per day all over the globe due to various activities like forest fire, deforestation, all types of pollution, loss of habitat, scarcity of food, poaching, loss of reproductive efficacy due to rise of temperature, loss of reproductive efficacy due to infestation of pollutants in the ovaries of the organisms, etc. Further, he said rapidly rising greenhouse gases are driving earth ecosystems toward conditions not seen for millions of years, with an associated risk of fundamental and irreversible ecological transformation. Changes in biological functions caused by anthropogenic climate change go far beyond death, extinctions and habitat loss. The reproductive system of some organisms is temperature dependent, in some reptiles Y-chromosome which is liable to produce males is absent and their sex is entirely temperature dependent. Where there is a more temperature then all males are produced and then temperature is low all females are produced, he said.

Winners of Science Play Competition


First Prize Winner
Mandi Hardiganj Girl High School, Kapurthala


Second Prize Winner
DAV Model High School, Kapurthala


Third Prize Winner
Premjot Public School, Kapurthala

 

Winners of Painting Competition


First Prize Winner
Pooja Gupta from Mandi Hardiganj Girl High School, Kapurthala
Second Prize Winner
Karan from Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Wadala Kalan, Kapurthala
Third Prize Winner
Premjot from Premjot Public School, Kapurthala

 

WORLD EARTH DAY (April 22, 2016)

Science City celebrated World Earth Day on April 22, 2016. On this occasion well known environmentalist Dr Arun D Ahluwalia, Environment Outreach Incharge, Panjab University interacted with over 200 students and their teachers from about 100 schools across Himachal Pradesh. These students were the winners of Space Science Olympiad conducted in various schools of Himachal Pradesh.

 

In his address to the participants on this occasion Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City said that every year, April 22 is celebrated as "Earth Day" to increase public awareness on the environment. Earth day should be used as a powerful catalyst to involve people in making a difference towards a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future. The celebration reminds us to protect the Mother Earth in every possible ways. He asserted that if we all put our best foot forward to stop the rampant global warming, we can expect certain rewards in the future. There are solutions to global warming available today and its time we put them to use. These solutions will reduce the amount of heat-trapping gases that we emit into the atmosphere. 

 

Dr.Arundeep Ahluwalia shared his valuable views on minimizing air, water and soil pollution and the need for management of all natural hazards through societal scientific temper and sustainable use of science and technology in village.

 

Winners of Declamation Contest Competition

First : Ravi Kant Bhandhari ( Gurkul Public School, H.P.)
Second: Arundati( The New Era School of Sciences, Kangra)
Third: Sidharth Mahajan ( MCM DAV Public School, Baghni, Nurpur)

 

Winners of Caption Contest Competition
First: Ankita Minhas ) Lawerence Public School, Shahpur
Second: Prachi ECI Chalet DAV School, Shimla

Third: Bhawana (Sri Sai Baba Sr.Sec.Shool, Nangal

 

 

ANNUAL DAY CUM INNOTECH 2016 (March 18-20, 2016)

Pushpa Gujral Science City (PGSC) in collaboration with Punjab Technical University celebrated INNO-TECH-2016 during  March 18-20, 2016 to provide a platform to the students of technical Institutes to display their innovative creations as well as an opportunity to the students to showcase their talent and vision. It is intended to encourage love for Science among the youth through enquiry-based learning and to convert their imaginative ideas into real life models/ projects and several other creative and skill enhancing activities.

 

Science City celebrated this festival through display of projects/ models and Quiz Competitions aimed to inculcate scientific aptitude and temperament, among the masses, especially in youth mind. About 900 students from different professional colleges participated in various events.
Technopreneur Promotion Programme Outreach Centre, Chandigarh made a presentation on this occasion highlighting various facilities and financial support available for innovative models, providing an opportunity to the participants to further develop their models / ideas.

Students participated in following four categories:-

Category I:         Engineering College students
Category II:         Polytechnic College students
Category III:         Industrial Training Institutes students.
Category IV:         Post Graduate students and Teachers

Dr. A.K Paul,Vice Chancellor,  DAV University, Jalandhar was the Chief Guest on this occasion. In his address to the students, Dr. A.K Paul appreciated the initiatives of Science City, Kapurthala in promoting creativity and innovation. He said that such programmes encourage competitiveness and entrepreneurship among young students and motivate them to take up careers in science and technology. He further said that the initiative to organize the Tech Fest is indeed commendable and in conformity of what India is gearing up for. These programmes will effectively support new national program designed to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.PGSC also celebrated its 11thAnnual day.


Dr. Grover thanked the public of the region for their overwhelming response as more than 35 lakh visitors have visited the Science City since its opening to the public in March 2005. and Dr. Yogendra Yadav, Director NIRE and Dr. A P Singh Dean PTU were the Guest of Honors on the occasion.

Cash Prizes ranging from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 15,000 were awarded to the winners and certificates were awarded to all participants.

 

Details of Winners Innotech 2016

 

INAUGRATION OF BIRDS GALLERY (February 27, 2016)

Pushpa Gujral Science City inaugurated bird’s gallery on February 27, 2016. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General, PGSC said birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Further, the gallery is of unique importance to Punjab as the state is a home to a large number of migratory and resident birds in its various natural and man- made wetlands.


Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, PGSC, said the gallery captures diversity of birds with models of national and state birds. A large banyan tree located in its centre displays commonly available birds species of the state mounted on it. This tree structure is surrounded by wetland diorama consisting models of species/varieties of flora and fauna available in state wetlands surrounded by replica of natural scenic beauty. The gallery also exhibits a large map of India demarcating its various states along with state birds.  These bird’s models are placed in such postures to give life like experience. A large skeletal structure of hawk mounted on the wall provides its anatomical details. Another diorama depicts a pair of Indian Pea fowl in dancing posture at the entrance of the gallery. He added that the gallery would take visitors into a journey of beautiful world of birds and generate awareness on the avian wealth of the country and conservation issues.

 

 

 

FLOWER SHOW (February 27, 2016)

Pushpa Gujral Science City organized Flower Show on February 27, 2016 involving participation by large number of students and visitors in different competitions. Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General, Science City presided over the occasion. The objective of the programme was to raise awareness on floral biodiversity of the region. More than 900 participants registered for this event. This event gave an opportunity to the visitors to enjoy the spring season in its full grandeur and to appreciate the floral biodiversity. A special exhibition was also set up at this occasion by Punjab Biodiversity Board to provide information to the public on this important gene pool.

The following competitions/activities were organized to commemorate the occasion:

Winners of Flower Show Competitions

 

a.Winners of Flower Painting Competition 


First Prize Winner
Divyleen Singh from MGN Public School, Kapurthala


Second Prize Winner
Latinder Singh from SPPS Convent School, Begowal


Third Prize Winner
Harwinder Singh from Sant Sar Public School, Beas

 

b. Winners of Fresh Flower Arrangement 


First Prize Winner
Ramneet Kaur from BST School, SujoKalia, Kapurthala


Second Prize Winner
Pooja from Govt. Sen. Sec. School, Chohal, Hoshiarpur


Third Prize Winner
Ruch from KMV College, Jalandhar

 

c. Winners of Dry Flower Arrangement 


First Prize Winner
Inderjit Kaur from GN College, Kapurthala


Second Prize Winner
Jaskar from BST School, Ibban, Kapurthala


Third Prize Winner
Sukhwant Kaur from Hindu Putri Pathshala, Kapurthala

 

d. Winners of Potted Flower Competition


First Prize Winner
Mr. Parshotom Singh from Punjab Technical University 


Second Prize Winner
Kirndeep Kaur from DIPS College, Hoshiarpur


Third Prize Winner
Ramndeep from APIS, Bathinda

 

 

 

CELEBRATION OF WORLD WETLANDS DAY (February 02, 2016)

Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated World Wetlands Day on February 02, 2016 in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh involving participation by large number of students in different competitions.
Presiding over the occasion, Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City expressed his concern on wetland conservation. He said that it’s easier to protect wetlands now than to restore or recreate later, which may be too late. Wetlands are vital to us in many other way and livelihoods from fishing, farming, tourism and water provision all depend on wetlands. They host a huge variety of life, protect our coastlines, provide natural sponges against river flooding and store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change. Unfortunately, wetlands are often viewed as wasteland and more than 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900. He emphasized that there is dire need to maintain a balance to enable people to make a decent living and at the same time ensuring that wetlands can still provide their essential benefits. Dr. Grover revealed that PGSC has set up a Birds Gallery jointly with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology which is expected to be opened to the public shortly. This will be an interactive gallery and is of special importance to Punjab as the state is home to almost 40% of migratory and resident birds found in India. Expert lecture was delivered by Mrs. Gitanjali Kanwar, Project Coordinator, WWF-India on the occasion.  She informed about the rich biodiversity in wetlands of Punjab like Indus river dolphin. Freshwater Dolphin found in only river Beas in India. Smooth coated otter is abundantly recorded from Harike. Another attraction in wetlands of Punjab are migratory birds like Bar-headed geese, Ruddy shelduck, Grey lag geese, Pochard and Pintail. Children need to be involved in wetland conservation. She further said that we need to raise awareness, knowing values of wetlands and train them for managing wetlands.


On this occasion Painting and Photography competitions were organized in which about 250 students from different schools participated.


Winners of Painting Competition


First Prize Winner
Harleen Kaur from Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Ahmedpur, Kapurthala


Second Prize Winner
Rohit Kumar from Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Dhaliwal Dona, Kapurthala


Third Prize Winner
Gursimranjit Kaur from DAV High School, Kapurthala

 

Winners of Photography Competition


First Prize Winner
Rajwinder Singh from Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Baler Khanpur, Kapurthala


Second Prize Winner
Rupinder Singh from Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Ahmedpur, Kapurthala


Third Prize Winner
Pinky from Govt. Sr. Sec School, Wadala Kalan, Kapurthala

 

 

 

3rd & 4th ALL BREED OPEN DOG SHOW (January 17, 2016)

Pushpa Gujral Science City Kapurthala organized 3rd & 4th All Breed Open Dog show on 17th January 2016 with an objective to bring awareness in the society about domesticated biodiversity with a focus on various breeds of dogs. Exhibitors from all over Punjab participated in this dog show. Over 90 dogs comprising 35 breeds participated in the dog show. Owners of dogs from Punjab and other states exhibited their pets and their skills during the show. 15 stalls related to dog foods and dog medicines were set up on this occasion.


Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala presided over the function and emphasized on the need to bring awareness about salient features of various breeds of dogs in the society. Brig. NR Babu, 38 Infantry, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his address, he talked about the role of dogs in the army and police force for various tasks in war and