Science International Forum (SIF), Kuwait in association with Kuwait National Exchange Co. announced Annual Science Gala for the year 2016-’17. The prestigious Annual Gala is scheduled to be held on 31 March, 2017, at American International School, Hawally, at 5pm. The chief guests for the evening will be Prof. Sibaji Raha, internationally reputed physicist, professor and former Director of prestigious BOSE Institute, Kolkata and Sri. Manish Jain, one of India's best science communicator.
The key note address by Prof. Sibaji Raha will be a motivational session for the aspiring students who dream to pursue science as career. Sri. Manish Jain will be addressing the students on the theme ‘Play with Science’. Audience will be given chance to interact with the guests. The winners and outstanding performers of Sastra Prathibha Contest 2016-17 and Kuwait Children’s Science Congress 2016 will be honoured at the function. The esteemed ‘Acharya J. C. Bose Sastra Puraskar’ for the year 2016-’17, entitled for the best performing school will be awarded to Indian Educational school ( Bhavans), Kuwait. Other eminent academic and scientific personalities from India and Kuwait will also attend the function.
The Sastra Prathibha title winners will get an exclusive opportunity for a personal interaction with the guests at a separate session scheduled on 31 March, 2017 at 9.30am at IBIS Hotel, Salmiya. A full day workshop led by Sri. Manish Jain is organized for the teachers from various Indian Schools on 1 April, 2017.
Sri. Sibaji Raha has worked with renowned scientists like Feynman John Miller. He has contributed greatly in the field of nuclear physics and has been elected as the first chairman of the Joint Scientific Council of the GSI and the upcoming FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research Germany) for exploring the nature of matter and the evolution of the universe.
Sri. Manish Jain currently works at the IUCAA Science Center in Pune making short films on interesting research, designing toys and activities, conducting workshops and teacher trainings, and making popular science films. He is also working with IIM Ahmadabad. He spends time these days looking at the science behind the simple toys and firmly believes this approach can revolutionize learning since toys speak the language that child understands.
Science Gala, is a yearly program, organized SIF-Kuwait with an aim to provide experience, appreciation, motivation and knowledge for student community in Kuwait. It has proved to be the life time opportunity for students, parents and teachers in Kuwait to listen to the top academic and scientific brains of India