Jammu (J&K) [India], Sept. 2 (ANI
): A science and technology seminar was held at the government college for women in Jammu.
Professor Poonam Dhawan, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, was the chief guest for the seminar, while B.A. Zargar, Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir was the guest of honour.
Perminder Cheema, former principal, Government Degree College, Ramban, chaired a session of the seminar.
Cheema is now settled in Australia and is involved with academics in the country also.
She gave an international perspective to the students at the college where she has earlier studied and then taught.
Cheema said this seminar will give a "can do" perspective and confidence to the students and participants.
She stressed upon the need for the students to gain an insight into the career prospects available to them in the field of science not only in the national but also the international forum.
The programme began with lighting of a lamp and invocation of blessings of Goddess Saraswati followed by a welcome address to the guests, women scientists, scholars, researchers and academicians by Kiran Bakshi, the college principal.
The chief guest, in her address, emphasized upon the need for encouraging women towards a higher representation in the field of science through proper motivation and guidance.
She also released a directory of young women scientists and an abstract book of the participants.
Exhibition of models made by school and college students on the basic concepts of science were available in the venue and elicited a great interest.
Plenary sessions, guest lectures, oral and poster presentations are planned over the three days of the seminar.
A large number of students, scholars from in and around the state are participating in the event. (ANI