1st August 2019
Bangiyo Bijnaan Parishad Hall
P-23, Raja Rajkrishna Street Kolkata 700006
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Bangiya Bijnan Parishad, Vigyan Prasar and Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya Bijnan Prasar Samiti jointly organized a One Day Seminar for the celebration of 125th Birthday of Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya on 1 August 2019 at Bangiya Bijnan Parishad, Kolkata. The seminar was organized in collaboration with Bose Institute. One hundred sixty distinguished Guests and Delegates were present in the seminar.
The programme started with a song by Mrs. Karabi Chowdhury followed by felicitation of the dignitaries present in the inaugural programme by mementos and saplings. Welcome address was delivered by Dr Tapan Saha, Secretary Bangiya Bijnan Parishad. The Programme Inaugurated by Prof. Goutam Basu, Senior Professor of Bose Institute. The keynote address was presented by the Chief Guest Dr. Nakul Parashar, Director, Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Prof. Satyabrata Dasgupta, President, Bangiya Bijnan Parishad delivered a speech on Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya. Vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Mala Chakraborty, Secretary, Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya Bijnan Prasar Samiti. The programme was presided over by Prof. Sumitra Chaudhuri, President, Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya Bijnan Prasar Samiti.
Technical Session: I
Subject: Life and works of Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya
Prof. Bhupati Chakraborty, Ex-Professor, Dept. of Physics, City College and Ex-Secretary, Indian Physics Teachers’ Association.
Prof. Aparajita Basu, Ex-Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Bangabasi College and Editor, “Jnan O Bijnan”
Prof. Ranatosh Chakraborty, Ex-Professor, Dept. of Physiology, Surendra Nath College and Eminent Science Writer.
Technical Session II
Subject: Biodiversity – Observation and Conservation
Prof. Bhabani Shankar Joardar, Ex-Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Ashutosh College and Ex-Member, West Bengal Biodiversity Board
Prof. Dinedranath Roychaudhury, Ex-Proffesor, Dept. of Zoology, Calcutta University,
Prof. Shilanjan Bhattacharya, Dept. of Zoology, West Bengal State University
Technical Session III
Subject: Science Literatures, Magazines and Gopal Chandra Bhattacharyya
Prof. Pradip Parekh, Bose Institute
Prof. Shyamal Chakraborty, Dept. of Chemistry, Calcutta University and Popular Science Writer
Dr. Manaspratim Das, Programme Officer, Akashbani, Prasar Bharati and Eminent Science communicator.
Technical Session IV
Subject: Science Communication: Road Ahead
Dr. Rintu Nath, Scientist F, Vigyan Prasar, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
Sri Joydev Dey, Kanchrapara Bijnan Darabar
Prof. Siddhartha Naryan Joardar, Peoples’ Association for Science and Environment.
Sri Milan Gayen, Paschimbanga Vigyan Mancha.