National Science Day
celebrated at Regional Institute of Science &
On the occasion of
National Science Day, Regional Institute of
Science and Technology; a venture of ERD
Foundation, organized a two day grand Science
Marathon on 26th & 27th February 2016. The
marathon included various competitions where
Science Model Competition cum exhibition, bridge
designing, circuit designing, robotics, Glider
Designing were few among them.
A huge number of students from different
departments of University of Science &
Technology, Meghalaya; NITS, Mirza; Don Bosco
University; Dibrugarh University; Guwahati
University; Assam Engineering College; Central
Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar and many more
educational institutions participated in the
Science Fair displaying more than 100 Scientific
Honorable Prof Dr. Iwan Pranoto, Head, Attache
Education, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia,
India inaugurated the Science Marathon and Dr.
U.S.N Murty, Chief Scientist, Council of
Scientific & Industrial Research delivered the
key note Speech on the topic of Scope and
limitations of Microbiology and Aerodynamics in
North East. Dr. Murty further added the subject
of the ways of prevention from Dengue & Malaria
and mentioned about his research contributions
which include application of data mining tools
for control of mosquito borne diseases.
The Marathon had the presence of many renowned
delegates. Prof Gautam Kumar Jha, JNU, New
Delhi; AMB Ashok Sajjanhar, Former Ambassador of
Kazakhstan, Sweden & Latvia, Chairperson; Dr.
Tridip R Sarma, Tezpur University, Kanda
Shakulthanasakdi Moore, Kasetsart University,
Thailand were few among the others.
The marathon was also marked by the presence of
Mr. M. Hoque, Chairman, ERD Foundation, Guwahati
& Dr. P.G.Rao, Vice Chencellor, University of
Science & Technology Meghalaya.
Dr. Amit Choudhury, Dean, Department of Business
Administration, University of Science &
Technology, Meghalaya concluded the dignified
Science Marathon with his Vote of Thanks.