Science International Forum (SIF), Kuwait, announced the Annual Science Gala for the academic year 2015-’16, which is scheduled to be held on 31 March, at the American International School, Hawally, at 7:30pm. The chief guest for the evening will be world renowned cardiac surgeon and scientist, Padma Vibhooshan Dr.MS Valiathan, who is considered as one among the living legends of Indian Science. Dr. Valiathan will deliver the key note speech.
Dr.Sachin Mandgavne, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology will address the audience with a presentation titled ‘Science in Daily Life’. This session will focus on the wonders of science in our day to day life and how simple observations in daily life can help students to become great innovators. Other eminent academic and scientific personalities from India and Kuwait will also attend the function.
The winners and outstanding performers of Sastra Prathibha Contest 2015-16 and Kuwait Children’s Science Congress 2015 will be honoured at the function. The esteemed ‘Acharya J. C. Bose Sastra Puraskar’ entitled for the best performing school will be awarded to Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School (DPS).
To recognize, encourage and celebrate the excellence of our educators, Science International Forum introduced achievement award INSPIRE for the Science or Mathematics Teacher from each Indian school in Kuwait. The INSPIRE Teacher’s Excellence Award 2015 winners are Smt. Shyna Koshy (Gulf Indian School), Smt. Saji Baiju (ILOA), Smt. Juliet Mary Sebastian (FAIPS- DPS), Sri. A. Shamshuddin (Indian Central School), Smt. Sunitha Davis (Kuwait Indian School), Smt.Bindu Biju (Integrated Indian School), Smt.Vasanthi Suresh (ICSK- Khaitan), Smt. Jyoti Satishkumar (ICSK- Amman), Smt.Mariam Sam (ICSK-Senior), Smt.Geetha Gangadharan Nair (ICSK- Junior), Smt. Bharti Takkar (DONBOSCO).
The Sastra Prathibha title winners will get an exclusive opportunity for a personal interaction with Dr. MS Valiathan and Dr. Sachin Mandgavne at a separate session which is scheduled to be held on 1 April at 9:30am, at IBIS Hotel Salmiya.
Science Gala, is a yearly program, organized by SIF-Kuwait with an aim to provide experience, appreciation, motivation and knowledge for student community in Kuwait. Science Gala 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.
M. S. Valiathan, can be best described as an intellectual wanderer par excellence. He was the first physician scientist of modern India who married medicine to technology, thereby bringing relief for many and enhancing national pride in medical devices and biomaterials.
He received the prestigious award Padma Vibhushan in 2005 and was bestowed Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, RD Birla Award, Om Prakash Bhasin Award, Jawaharlal Nehru Award, Dhanvantari Prize, Aryabhata Medal, JC Bose Medal, GM Modi Award, HK Firodia Award, and Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Royal College of Physicians of London and the American College of Cardiology.