27th Punjab Science Congress concludes: scarcity of emblematic tree Shisham in Punjab raises concern: Dr. Sidhu
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ February 10,2024
The 27th Punjab Science Congress, held at Desh Bhagat University in collaboration with the Punjab Science Academy, came to a successful close today. Esteemed guests were felicitated by DBU Chancellor Dr Zora Singh, Pro-Chancellor Tajinder Kaur, President Dr. Sandeep Singh, VP Harsh Sadawarti, and Advisor to Chancellor Dr. Virinder Singh.
The event’s chief guest, Dr. RC Sobti, former VC of Panjab University, highlighted the transformative role of AI Robotics in the 21st century’s scientific landscape. He stressed the importance of designing biological systems for various industries, focusing on DNA-based synthetic biology and genetics circuits. Dr. Sobti emphasized the importance of introspection, innovation, and collaboration in scientific endeavors.
Dr. Geeta Dharmatti, a dietician and clinical nutritionist from Pune, emphasized the significance of balanced meals and the use of healthier cooking oils like mustard oil. She advocated for homemade food cooked at lower temperatures to address health issues caused by fast eating and excessive consumption of fried foods.
Dr. MC Sidhu from Punjab University underscored the importance of biodiversity in plants and strategies for conservation. He raised concerns about the scarcity of emblematic tree Shisham in Punjab and highlighted the need for diversification in food production to address the harmful effects of the Green Revolution.
The conference, as reported by Organizing Secretary Dr. HK Sidhu from DBU, featured 30 oral presentations, 15 posters, and 7 plenary sessions.
In the valedictory session, the VC of DBU Dr. Abhijit H Joshi, praised the Punjab Science Congress as a platform for scientists, particularly young researchers, to showcase their work and benefit from resources like the DBU and PSC. Prof. Narinder K Mehra and Prof. Sunil Puri were honored with honorary fellowships.
Various awards were conferred to recognize excellence in scientific research and innovation. Young scientists and researchers, including Chahat Jindal, Komalpreet Kaur, and Manish Thakur, were acknowledged for their contributions. The best poster award was given to Lovpreet Kaur Sandhu, Harpreet Kaur, and Nancy, while the rural pharmacy award went to Jasleen Kaur and Gagandeep Kaur. Dr. Baljinder Singh was recognized as the best scientist teacher, and Rajveer Kaur, Thomas, and Shree Lata Shetty received accolades for the best paper presentations.
27th Punjab Science Congress concludes: scarcity of emblematic tree Shisham in Punjab raises concern: Dr. Sidhu. The next conference is scheduled to be held at Khalsa College, Amritsar. Dr. IJS Bansal and Dr. Trilok Singh from the Punjab Academy of Sciences extended their gratitude in the vote of thanks.