Greater than 1000 college students participated and heard from astronomy consultants in day lengthy digital occasion at YATS 2020
Bhubaneswar: Greater than 1000 college students from colleges throughout Odisha participated in a day lengthy programme organised yesterday on the digital platform in view of the pandemic, as a part of the 14th version of Younger Astronomer Expertise Search (YATS 2020). Tata Metal Younger Astronomer Expertise Search (YATS) has accomplished 14 years of opening younger minds to the wonders of astronomy.
Tata Metal in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, underneath the aegis of Science and Expertise Division, Authorities of Odisha, has been conducting the YATS for college youngsters of the state since 2007. The initiative goals to determine and encourage the abilities of college youngsters within the discipline of astronomy and house science by offering them with a platform to check and specific their data and to popularise the good contributions of legendary Pathani Samanta.
Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister, Science & Expertise, Public Enterprises, Social Safety & Empowerment of Individuals with Incapacity, Authorities of Odisha, Shri Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Principal Secretary, Science & Expertise Division, Govt of Odisha, Shri Laxmidhar Das, Director, Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Shri T. V. Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Metal, and Shri Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Company Providers, Tata Metal, had been the honoured friends within the ceremonial closing perform.
In his message Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, stated: “YATS has proved to be a befitting homage to the good son of Odisha, Pathani Samanta, to draw increasingly college students to the sector of astronomy that he was so enthusiastic about. I hope YATS continues to play its function as a platform for college kids to determine, nurture and develop their expertise in house science, together with making a neighborhood of students within the State of Odisha who can contribute to its growth on a sustainable foundation.”
Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister, Science & Expertise, Public Enterprises, Social Safety & Empowerment of Individuals with Disabilities, Authorities of Odisha, stated: “The state authorities underneath the in a position management of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik, has at all times tried for selling the scientific mood specifically amongst college students that helps in creating secularism, humanism and spirit of quest. It has been mooted to increase the YATS programme within the type of publicity go to of scholars to NASA, USA. I take this chance to congratulate all of the younger college students of Odisha who’ve participated within the 14th version of Younger Astronomer Expertise search programme and need all of them the most effective.”
Shri Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Principal Secretary, Science & Expertise Division, Authorities of Odisha, stated: “One occasion which has caught the creativeness is the go to of YATS finalists to ISRO, the place they’re launched to house scientists in addition to the assorted initiatives of ISRO. They get the chance of seeing issues which they see on TV or learn in newspapers. I hope this initiative is simply going to develop additional in future and can add additional energy to collaboration of Tata Metal and Pathani Samanta Planetarium.”
T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Metal, stated: “Tata Metal has a protracted and illustrious affiliation with the state of Odisha. Aside from organising industries within the state, the Firm has been related to a number of cultural and neighborhood initiatives. One in all them is the Younger Astronomer Expertise Search (YATS) programme launched in 2007, and is without doubt one of the most enterprising initiatives for the aspiring younger expertise within the state.
I thank Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister, Science & Expertise, and Shri Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Principal Secretary, Science & Expertise Division, Govt. of Odisha, for his or her continued help in making this initiative successful. I congratulate all of the individuals for his or her participation and energy and hope YATS will proceed to encourage younger astronomers sooner or later.”
Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Company Providers, Tata Metal, stated: “Within the years to come back, we count on to construct a extra partaking neighborhood of YATS to advertise astronomy and house science among the many scholar neighborhood in Odisha. I thank the Authorities of Odisha and Pathani Samanta Institute for extending all help to the YATS programme which has grown from energy to energy over time. We’re dedicated to scaling up the programme to nationwide, and even worldwide stage.”
Thanking the individuals of the competitors, Shri Laxmidhar Das, Director, Pathani Samanta Planetarium, stated: “Odisha has produced a lot of nice astronomers within the historical past, and out of them Mahamahopadhyay Chandrasekhar Singhsamant Harichandan Mahapatra popularly often known as Pathani Samanta was probably the most gifted and versatile. This programme of Younger Astronomer Expertise Search organised on his delivery anniversary is a becoming tribute to the good son of the soil.”
Commemorating the 185th Beginning Anniversary of Pathani Samanta – the legendary astronomer from Odisha, data sharing workshops and interactive periods with consultants within the discipline of astronomy and house sciences had been organised for Faculty college students. The periods included a workshop by Dr. Subhendu Patnaik, Deputy Director (Technical), Pathani Samanta Planetarium, on Devices of Pathani Samanta, an interactive session with members of Astronomy Membership of Veer Surendra Sai College of Expertise (VSSUT), Burla on Creating the longer term – Rocket Engineers of the twenty first Century and an interactive session with the Visitor Speaker – Mr. Vishal Latha Balakumar, Mission Specialist from Dhruva House Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad. In addition to, a present on astronomy for the individuals was additionally organised.
YATS, a singular initiative for highschool college students of the State of Odisha, has been gaining reputation since its launch and final 12 months round 62,000 college students from 300 colleges throughout the 30 districts within the State had taken half within the programme.