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Valedictory session of Silver Jubilee celebration of CRTL

  • Central Research and Training Laboratory (CRTL), the research wing of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India completed its yearlong Silver Jubilee celebration on March 13, 2019. During the valedictory function, Shri Shrikant Pathak, Director, CRTL, welcomed the guests and said: “We have travelled a long way in developing state of the art interactive exhibits for the museums and imparting training to the museum professionals. I take this opportunity to thank all the past and present employees of CRTL for making CRTL what it is today.” Dr. Saroj Ghose, former Director General, NCSM shared two enthusiastic memories of exhibit development for Fun Science exhibits at Brisbane, Australia and development of mechanism for Foucault's Pendulum inspired by the astrophysicist Mr. JV Narlikar. He shared how CRTL was formed and how it grew up over the years. A lecture on “Connecting Ancient Concept with Modern Science to Understand the Human Body” was delivered by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, USA. She elaborated on the aspects of Ayurveda and Western Medicine system. Later on, a lecture on “Beauty of Science as Experienced by the Masters” was delivered by Shri S.M. Khened, Director, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, a unit of NCSM. CRTL was dedicated to the nation on March 13, 1993 by the then Hon’ble President of India Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma. Since then, CRTL has been involved in developing state of the art interactive exhibits not only for the science museums but also for different museums.