A motivational lecture was held at Kaziranga University on March 18, 2016, for the students of School of Basic Science. Professor Jai Pal Mittal, Padma Shri, reknowned Scientist, DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Distinguished Professor National Academy of Sciences, addressed the students as the key note speaker and delivered an inspirational talk to motivate the students for taking up Basic Science as a path for career. The event also witnessed the gracious presence of Dr. D. Ramaiah, Director, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Dr. Prashanta Kumar Mishra, President North East Knowledge Foundation, Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University, faculties, students of Kaziranga University.
Speaking at the occasion, Professor Mittal said, “We should not overlook Basic Sciences over Engineering or other career oriented programmes. Basic Science is as much important as other programmes. We surrounded by elements of Basic sciences, from morning till evening, we are dependent on products like toothpastes, soaps, coldrinks, etc which are products of chemistry. Therefore we must lay special emphasis on Basic Sciences and give equal importance and take it up as our career”.