The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO),Sector 30,marked the National Science Day today. All the labs of CSIO and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) were kept open for general public before afternoon.
Over 1,000 visitors including students from various schools,colleges,universities and general public explored the laboratories of the institute. They interacted with the scientists and were given exposure to technologies available and being pursued at CSIO.
A National Science Day lecture was organised today. Former CSIO director and present director of Punes Tulani Foundation,Dr S R Gowarikar delivered the lecture entitled The role of particle accelerator in development of science.
There is nothing like pure science,pure physics or pure chemistry,knowledge has no boundaries, said Dr Gowarikar. He also encouraged scientists to re-think about the variations and appropriately apply changes for innovations. A Golden Jubilee Compendium of CSIR-CSIO was also released by Dr Gowarikar.
Speaking to Newsline,CSIO Director,Pawan Kapur said that CSIO has developed a night driving filter which reduces the high beam of glare and brings down fatigue to the drivers eyes. CSIO has planned to hand over the product to automobile companies for utilising the filter in all forms of vehicles.
He further informed that the institution has developed artificial limbs. Also,a reading machine is being developed for blind people.