Global Kashmir Desk
Govt Degree College Sogam on thursday organized science lecture series. The program was organized by IQAC and Departments of Biological Sciences in collaboration with Anhad Community Center (an NGO), Kupwara in the college.
The patron of the event was Prof. (Dr.) Shamim Ahmad Dar (Principal, GDC Sogam); Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Bhat (Coordinator, IQAC/ HoD Botany), who also presented Introductory Remarks and moderated the event, and Shabnum Hashmi and Arun Tiwari (representatives of the Anhad) were the coordinators of this program and Prof. Ishfaq Hussain Bhat (AP English) acted as the rapporteur.
In his welcome address, the Principal welcomed the guests and highlighted the importance of such an event. He opined that it was for the first time in the history of the college that students got an opportunity to listen to the eminent scientists of India: “It is aproudmoment for GDC Sogam to host such personalities”, he remarked.
In this event, there were two (2) resource persons from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru: the first resource person was Dr T.N.C. Vidya (Associate Professor, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology, JNCASR) who delivered a detailed and thought-provoking lecture on “Understanding Animal Social Organisation”.
In her lecture, Dr Vidya talked at length about the role of ecological factors in shaping behaviour. She also cleared various doubts and answered questions raised by the audience during her engaging talk.
This was followed by the lecture of Prof. Amitabh Joshi (Professor, JNCASR), who deliberated on the topic “Importance of Understanding Evolution”. He stated that Evolutionary Biology should be viewed as a “Nazaria” and “Kirdaar”. While highlighting the paramount significance of understanding evolution, he observed that evolution is “central to understanding and solving many pressing human and societal problemwks”. DrJoshi emphasised that “understanding evolution is indispensable for people belonging to all walks of life.”
Thereafter, Souvenirs were presented to the distinguished scientists by the college and the programme ended with a formal vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Qaiser Bashir Tantray (HoD, EVS). The programme was attended over a hundred students and the staff of the college.