Annual Science Gala for the academic year 2016-’17 organizedby Science International Forum (SIF), Kuwait in association with Kuwait National Exchange was conducted on 31st March, 2017,at American International School, Hawally.The ceremony was inauguratedby Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, H.E. Sri. Sunil Jain. Internationally renowned physicist, Prof. SibajiRaha, former Director of prestigious BOSE Institute, Kolkata graced the function as chief guest for the evening.He emphasized the importance of science and technology to take India forward towards its past glory. Sri. Manish Jain, one of India’s best science communicator, gave the presentation on ‘Play with Science’.Manish said that he has dedicated his life to help learn science through simple toys and bring back the smile on theface of students. He amazed the audience with his live demo of simplified teaching techniques of science and math theories. Audience wasgiven the opportunity to interact with the guests.
Sri.Prasanth Nair (President, SIF Kuwait) addressed the gathering detailing the objectives and summarized the previous year activities of SIF Kuwait. National Organizing Secretary of Vijnana Bharathi, Sri.JayanthSaharabudhe addressed the audience on behalf of Vibha. SIF Middle East coordinator Sri. AbgaRaveendranathgraced the function with his presence.The grand evening was studded with the presence of other eminent scientists from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).Sri.Arunkumar (Gen. Secretary) extended a warm welcome to the gathering and Sri.PrasanthChandran(Secretary, Public Relations) deliveredthe word of gratitude at the function hosted by Sri Santhosh Shenoy and coordinated by Smt. Reshmy Krishnakumar (Secretary, Media and Publication).
The21 Sastra Prathibhas got their lifetime chance for a personal interaction with the scientists in the morning session organized at IBIS Hotel, Salmiya.The winners and outstandingperformers of Sastra Prathibha Contest 2016-17, Young Scientist’s-program 2016-17 (KCSC), the project guides for the selected teams at KCSC and the declared team with best presentation at KCSC were honored with trophies and certificate jointly by the distinguished guests of the evening. Mr.Premkumar, Principal, Indian Educational School (Bhavans) along with the students and teachers received the ‘Acharya J. C. Bose SastraPuraskar’ for their overall achievement in Sastra Prathibha Contest. Science Gala proved to be a memorable opportunity for students, parents and teachersin Kuwait to listen to the top academic and scientific brains of India.