Highlighting the inspiring tales of Indian scientists

‘Ek Pradarshini - The Best of Indian Science’, is a part of the ongoing Nobel Prize Series which was inaugurated on February 1 at Kala Academy, Panaji. It is a creative showcase of some of the best scientists, past, and present, from the field of science and engineering, India has produced.

The ultimate objective of ‘Ek Pradarshani’ is to bring out the inspiring tales of the Indian scientists. It is also a great effort taken by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Ministry of Science and Technology, India to let the global audience know about the great work done by these scientists. It is also aimed at giving an insight into their lives and times, and also to encourage the audience to learn more about them.

The exhibition is categorised into various fields of science. The notable scientists that are featured in this collection are:
Physics and Astronomy – J C Bose, C V Raman, Anil Kakodkar and S Chandrashekar
Chemistry – C N Rao and R A Mashelkar
Engineering and Earth Sciences – Anna Mani and Tessy Thomas
BioSciences and Medicine – U Bramhmachari, P Maheshwari, and Sambhu Nath De
Mathematics – S Ramanunjan, S N Bose, D D Kosambi and C R Rao

The posters displayed in this section speak volumes of their belief that science is global without boundaries. For some, their Indian education has laid firm foundation for their later success. For others, the skills learned elsewhere have inspired them to apply those back home. Some of the scientists featured in this collection have also worked during the pre-independence era under conditions very different from today and yet brought out their best.

(The exhibition will remain open till February 28)


Pic Credit - Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM