To give tribute to the advancements of science and technology, yesterday, for the first time, ‘The International Science Centre and Science Museum Day’ was celebrated at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum. It is for the first time for a state to commemorate Science Museum Day. The first International Science Centre and Science Museum Day was mutually organised at the global level by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Council of Museums, science centres and museums, and their international networks.
The carnival was intended to unearth new and innovative approaches for science museums to talk about proactively global sustainability issues and during the event, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are also declared by the United Nations. On Thursday, the celebration kick-started at 11 AM, followed by a sermon on ‘Science for peace and development’ given by Jayadev Sreedhar, the scientist at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
The primary aim of the celebration was to create local to global solutions for sustainability. While representing the lecture, Mr Jaydev Sreedhar said, the theme of “Science for Peace and Development,” is to generate new approaches for the institutions to attend to the global sustainability proactively and increasingly attending different audiences at both local and international level.
International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) aims to represent the rendezvous and impact of the science centre and science museum field, and its upshots from the celebration day’s events and discussions are slated to be demonstrated at the Science Centre World Summit 2017, Tokyo.
In his speech, Dr Sreedhar also spoke about the wide range of applications of nanotechnology in details and gave the world the glimpse of how nanotechnology is helping the world. The boulevard of super-miniaturisation has driven to the prospects of applications that have far-reaching consequences in a range of fields like healthcare. He also spoke about the commitment of the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to science which is continued to motivate youngsters for more involvement in the field of science.