Jamshedpur : CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur celebrated the National Science Day in the NML auditorium with great pomp and show. In addition to NML Scientific and technical staff more than 200 students and 70 teachers from eminent East and West Singhbhum based schools and colleges, namely – Women’s College, Jamshedpur; Aditya Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur; Kerala Samajam Model School, Sakchi; KPS, Burmamines; Buddha Academy School for Excellence, Mango participated in the programme, despite their ongoing vacations in view of Board and Annual exams. The function started with a documentary film on Sir C.V. Raman.
While welcoming the gathering, Dr. S. Prakash, NML, Advisor Management said, “We celebrate Science Day since 1956 to mark the discovery of Raman effect which fetched Sir C.V. Raman the Nobel Prize in 1930. Science Day is a day of declaration of success and confidence built in science. Further, Science day is to enlarge the domain of science ensuring scientific temperament and most importantly creating a conducive environment to attract young minds to have a feel of pride in Indian Science.
Dr. Suprabha Nayar, Principal Scientist introduced the chief guest. The chief guest of the function, Prof. B.K. Mathur from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur delivered the key lecture on “Roles Teachers Play”. Prof. Mathur said, “Though teachers are appointed on the basis of his/her academic records but teaching is a profession of transfer of knowledge. Thus, best teachers are good actors who could act and get the effect instantly”.
According to Prof. Mathur, there are several characteristics of a teacher. According to him, a teacher should be a good writer, a Manager, a Developer, a Salesperson, a Professional, a Subject expert, a Techno Wizard, a Counselor. Further, should always introspect, what was wrong if any? and think of improvement. Thereby, one can perform better. Teachers should know the techniques for creating suspense. Using humor in the classroom one can keep his pupil attentive and make connected with the contents delivered. They should master the art of planning, coordinating, commanding, controlling, organizing, guiding, coaching and facilitating a topic.
There was an interactive session with the students, teachers, research scholars and scientists present where Prof. Mathur, attended the questions and gave suitable answers to their queries. Dr. Arvind Sinha, Principal Scientist, NML proposed the vote of thanks. The Chief Guest also visited the laboratory and interacted with the working scientists.