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Ask the right questions, and nature will open the doors to her secrets I am the master of my failureā€¦ If I never fail how will I ever learn.

It is not everyday that a scientist shouts Eurekaaa! And something is synthesized for the betterment of the human race. Those events are rare and epic at the same time. So, to commemorate the scientific victories, and to show our gratitude to scientists and researchers, we paint a few days in the calender. National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28th February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28th February 1928.

For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

The National Science Day was celebrated at the Central Auditorium of Integral University, Lucknow, on 28 th February, 2020. Every year, the National Science Day has a particular theme. This year, it was Women in Science.

On this valuable occasion of Science Day, an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed between CSIR-CDRI (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Drug Research Institute) and Integral University.

CSIR-CDRI, a premier drug research institute of India, was inaugurated on 17th Feb 1951 by the then Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru with a vision to strengthen and advance the field of drug research and development in the country. The Institute has made significant accomplishments in the pursuit of its mission to New Drugs & Technologies for affordable health-care for all, generation of knowledge base and nurturing future leaders for health-care sector. Today, it has become a unique model for modernized drug research in India having everything under one roof, from synthesis, screening, development studies, process up-scaling to clinical studies.

The Chief Guest for the event was Prof. Tapas K. Kundu, Director, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow. After his address, the MoU was signed.

The signing of this MOU will open new doors of possibilities for the students of Integral University, Lucknow. The students, teachers, research scholars, etc. would be able to carry out a part of their research work at CSIR-CDRIunder CSIR- CDRIscientists. CSIR-CDRI will also provide short term training to students, research scholars and faculty members (if so desired) of Integral University in their areas of specialization.

The said MOU, in two original copies,was printed on a 100 Rupees stamp paper, by Integral University, in the presence of Prof. S.W Akhtar, Chancellor, Integral University, Lucknow, Prof. Tapas K. Kundu, Director, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, Prof. Aqil Ahmad, Vice Chancellor (Acting), Dr. I.U Khan, Registrar, Integral University, Lucknow, Prof. Abdur Rahman Khan, Controller of Examinations, Integral University, Lucknow, Dr. Mohd Haris Siddiqui, Director, Admissions and Academics, Integral University, Lucknow and other CDRI delegates.

The MOU will pave ways of opportunities for both the organizations, a partnership which will enrich and enhance the scholars for the betterment of everyone.

Winners of various activities, conducted on the occasion of National Science Day, were awarded. Students of all the departments of the University actively participated in various competitions of essay writing, quiz, oral and poster presentations. The enthusiasm and interest shown by the students really boosts their confidence to build a carrier in the field of Science. The National Science day is therefore observed by Integral University as an annual feature to accelerate the pace of the development in Science and its related fields.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Rolee Sharma, HOD, Department of Biosciences which was followed by the National Anthem.