The Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal organises, as an annual fixture, the ‘West Bengal State Science & Technology Congress’ to encourage the young scientists of the state and to synergise new ideas with societal needs.
This year due to the current pandemic scenario the State Science & Technology Congress had been kept limited to the prestigious Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Smriti Baktrita only.
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our society perhaps as never before. It has compelled us in some way or other to reconsider our overall perspective towards the role of science and technology in our life. This also brings us the opportunity to highlight the role of researchers in the pursuit of science and technology with a fresh perspective as demanded by the current scenario. In this backdrop Swami Atmapriyananda, Pro-Chancellor, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed University) will deliver the lecture titled “Jivaner anischayata--vigyan, darshan o dharmer drishti te (Uncertainties of life—from the perspectives of science, philosophy and religion) which will enlighten us on our role in this challenging situation. The lecture will be delivered on 28th February, 2021 from 10:30 AM through the YouTube Channel of West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology (WBSCST) followed by a Question & Answer session.