PUNE: For the last 18 years the Youth Cell (Yuvak Vibhag) of Jnana Prabodhini has been conducting a weekly science activity called ‘Vijnana Dal’ for students in both schools and colleges.
This year too the Vijnana Dal has organized an impressive science exhibition during the Ganesh festival.
Each year, a new theme is chosen and experiments are showcased. This year marks the 19th Science Exhibition. Previously, the exhibition was exclusively held in the main building of Jnana Prabodhini in Sadashiv Peth. However, it has expanded its reach in recent years by organizing the science exhibition in various housing societies across Pune, in addition to the exhibition in the main building.
Last year, the Pune metro was inaugurated in a grand manner, attracting a large number of Punekars. In light of this, the Vijnana Dal decided to host the science exhibition at the civil court metro station for two days (September 23 and 24).
This year, India achieved the remarkable feat of landing a rover on the southern pole of the moon. To commemorate this achievement of Chandrayaan 3, the exhibition focused on explaining the scientific principles utilized in the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover.
Approximately 35 college students from the Vijnana Dal presented these concepts through simple experiments and demonstrations. They showcased various experiments related to heat, waves, electricity, and telecommunication, among others. The exhibition attracted around 2000 visitors, and models of the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover were displayed, resulting in a successful event.
A similar exhibition is currently taking place in the main building of Jnana Prabodhini in Sadashiv Peth, where school students are explaining the science behind various art forms and sports.
This exhibition, which began on September 23, will conclude on Thursday. The number of visitors has reached approximately 4000. Through these science exhibitions, our aim is to make an impact on the general audience and foster their curiosity about science by demystifying the concepts behind various phenomena and devices.