Chandigarh, August  11, 2017-Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali organized the 3rd INST annual outreach day in a bid topromote science and technology among the school children. The program was attended by more than 400 kids across tricity and neighboring area. Shantiswaroop Bhatnagar award winner Prof. Uday Maitra from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru gave an interesting lecture with demonstration of fun chemistry experiments to increase their interest in science. Some of the experiment were colorful magic ink, creating fluorescent color using laser torch. While addressing the audience, Prof. Maitra said,  “Science if taught in an interactive manner with demonstration of fun experiments, can generate interest and it would encourage students to ask question, a pre-requisite to inculcate scientific temperament”.

 Prof. Arun Grover, VC, Panjab University inaugurated the event and lauded the initiative of INST in popularizing science and technology among general masses. He cited the efforts of Prof. Yash Pal, who passed away recently, in this direction and suggested the institutes in knowledge city, Mohali to come up with Yash Pal Centre for Outreach.

20 school students and teachers across India, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Assam, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, were awarded INST-fellowship to support their higher studies. These talented students and teachers were selected during their interaction with INST-outreach team during the past one year. Pooja, a student from GGSSS, Kotbabadeep Singh and daughter of a daily wage worker, who came 2nd in 12thboard exam in entire Amritsar district, received INST fellowship. While thanking INST she narrated her story “I was on the verge of quitting my study during Class 11 due to financial obligation. After the visit of INST outreach team at my school, I felt motivated and took it as a challenge to continue my study with the support of INST-Kalpana Chawla fellowship”.