CSIR-NIScPR celebrated 82nd CSIR Foundation Day

CSIR-NIScPR celebrated 82nd CSIR Foundation Day

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CSIR-NIScPR celebrated its 82nd Foundation Day with a special lecture by Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki on Climate Change and Corrective Actions.
CSIR-NIScPR celebrated 82nd CSIR Foundation Day

The 82nd CSIR Foundation Day was commemorated at the CSIR-NIScPR campus on October 10, 2023.The event's chief guest was Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki, the founder of the Energy Swaraj Movement and a professor at IIT Bombay (also known as the Solar Man of India).

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The Welcome Address was given by Prof. Ranjana Aggarwal, Director of NIScPR, to kick off the programme. All of the attendees were given a warm welcome by Prof. Aggarwal, who also established the tone for the session.


She gave an overview of the CSIR foundation day and said that this year’s foundation day was unique in the sense that all the CSIR laboratories came together on a single platform and showcased their achievements collectively. 

She highlighted the role played by CSIR laboratories in the technological progress of the country and how they are contributing to an AtmaNirbhar Bharat.


The Chief Guest, Prof Chetan Singh Solanki, delivered a Foundation Day lecture on Climate Change and Corrective Actions. He emphasized the importance of avoiding unnecessarily consumed energy, minimizing energy wastage through energy-efficient appliances, and generating one-third of energy to tackle climate change. Solanki's AMG (Avoid, Minimize, and Generate) approach emphasizes the need for individuals to play a crucial role in energy conservation. 


He emphasized the need to avoid one-third of energy consumption, minimize energy wastage through energy-efficient appliances, and generate one-third of energy to save energy and tackle climate change.


The CSIR-NIScPR held a grand event featuring distinguished speakers, book releases, and a cultural program. The first-ever Biannual Report (2021-2023) showcased the organization's achievements in science communication and policy. Dr. Sukanya Dutta's publication, 'Annual Journey: The magic of migration', was also released. 


The event also honored retired employees who have contributed to the organization's success and those who have completed 25 years of service. The cultural program featured performances by students and staff, and a prize distribution ceremony was held to recognize and celebrate the exceptional talent within the CSIR-NIScPR family.


CSIR Foundation Day is not just a celebration of its past achievements but also a glimpse into a promising future of innovation, excellence and endurance. This event serves as a reminder of the organization's enduring commitment to its mission and values.


In 2021, the former CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (CSIR-NISCAIR), New Delhi, and the former CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology, and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS), New Delhi, merged to form the CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), New Delhi.


It is a premier research center in India with a focus on scientific communication and policy studies. The institute produces a number of scholarly publications on a variety of scientific and technological subjects. Additionally, it provides postgraduate and doctorate academic programmes in scientific communication and policy research.


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