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Date of Publish: 2017-10-28

Science Communication on Wheels- 2000km covered in the first leg

 

“Reverberation: We are Science Communicators”, an initiative of NEZINE to celebrate science communication and motivate students, youth and science enthusiasts to become science communicators, travelled to places like Tezpur, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Jorhat, Duliajan and Dibrugarh in Assam covering a total distance of nearly 2000-km in the maiden leg of the festival segment “Science Communication on Wheels.”

In the first leg of “Science Communication on Wheels”, science communicators, resource persons travelled for eight consecutive days from October 20 till October 27 in a van that carried a mobile exhibition of science communication materials and science equipments to these places. They delivered talks, conducted workshops for development of skills for science communication on digital platforms and science photography in various educational institutions. The festival, including the segment "Science Communication on Wheels" has been organised with the support of the Assam Skill Development Mission, Oil India Limited and Numaligarh Refinery Limited.The festival, including the segment "Science Communication on Wheels" has been organised with the support of the Assam Skill Development Mission, Oil India Limited and Numaligarh Refinery Limited.

The institutions covered in this leg included Tezpur University in Tezpur (Oct 20), North Lakhimpur (Autonomous) College in Lakhmpur (Oct 21 ), Morigaon Jatiya Vidyalaya in Marigoan ( Oct 23), Jorhat Government Girls’ Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School in Jorhat (Oct 24), Delhi Public School, and OIL India Higher Secondary School in Duliajan ( Oct 25) and Dibrugarh University (Oct 26).

Edugenie, a knowledge partner of NEZINE for the festival, conducted “WOW Math”, “WOW Science” shows and orgnaised Puzzlothon for school students. Students visited the “Science Communication on Wheels” van to have a glimpse of the campaign materials of Aaranyak, another knowledge partner for the festival, displayed in the van and understand how they can take help of different campaign materials for science communication among the masses. Documentaries by Aaranyak and Oil India Limited were screened as part of the Science Communication on Wheels programme. A public awarness campaign banner of CoRBiE (Conservation & Research of Bio-Diversity and Environment ) containing information on a few snake species found in Assam drew attention of the students, teachers and science enthusiasts who visited the Science Communication on Wheels van.

Dr Ranjit Chouhdury, science communicator and Associate Professor, Physics, Goalpara College addressing the inuagural session at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University on October 20, 2017

Prof. Abhijit Bora, Head, Department of Mass Communination and Journalism, Tezpur University delivering the welcome address

Teachers and students of Tezpur University at the inaugural session

Dr Biman Chandra Chetia, Principal, North Lakhimpur ( Autonomous) College and Dr. Ranjit Choudhury at the inaugural session at North Lakhimpur ( Autonomous) College on October 21, 2017

Students, teachers of North Lakhimpur ( Autonomous) College having a closer look at science communication materials of the Science Communication on Wheels van

Teachers and students of North Lakhimpur ( Autonomus) College at the inaugural session held on October 23, 2017

Students of Morigaon Jatiya Vidyalaya, Morigaon seen engaged in activities centring round the Science Communication on Wheels on October 23, 2017

Students of Jorhat Govt. Girls' Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School in Jorhat engaged in activities near the van on October 24, 2017

Students of Jorhat Govt. Girls' Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School in Jorhat reading out the 'Green Oath' of Aaranyak

Edugenie's resource person Lokesh Daga interacting with sutdents of Delhi Public School, Duliajan during the 'WoW Math, Wow Science' shows on October 25, 2017

Students of Delhi Public School, Duliajan having a closer look at Science Communication on Wheels exhibits on October 25, 2017

Students of OIL India Higher Secondary Schools convegring towards the Science Communication on Wheels van inside the school campus on October 25, 2017

Students of OIL India Government Higher Secondary School, Duliajan engaged in activities centering the Science Communication on Wheels van inside the school campus on October 25, 2017

Prof Alak Kr. Burgohain Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University delivering the inaugural address at the workshop on science photography held at Dibrugarh University on October 26, 2017

Travel and landscape photographer Arpan Kalita, the resource person for the workshop on Basic skills of Science Photography at Dibrugarh University on October 26. 2017

Prof Alak Kr. Buragohain, Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University and Prof Satykam Borthakur, chairperson, Centre for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication on the dais at the inaugural session

A glimpse of the activities near the Science Communication on Wheels van inside the campus of Dibrugarh University on October 26

The fortnight long festival has been organised in collaboration with the Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, the Centre for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication, Dibrugarh University, Dr Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Mass Communication & Journalism, Cotton University, Department of Mass Communication, North Lakhimpur (Autonomous), Assam School of Journalism and Ellora Vigyan Mancha. NEZINE plans to cover more places and reach out to more students, youth and science enthusiasts in the coming days.

 

All photographs were taken by Pritam Ranjan Deka.

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