National Seminar on Advances in Bio- Sciences

National Seminar on Advances in Bio- Sciences

Shift from knowledge parasitism to knowledge creativity: Ruhullah to students

Srinagar, June 12 (Scoop News) –Minister for Science and Technology, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi today asked students to inculcate scientific temper which would provide them opportunity for channelize their talent for the welfare of mankind. He said choosing science as career will lead them to shifting from knowledge parasitism to knowledge creativity.

The Minister was addressing an inaugural session of National seminar on ‘Advances in Bio-Sciences’, organized by Faculty of Bio-Sciences, Government Amar Singh College here today.

 Ruhullah said that the biological system is the foundation of life on earth; hence there is need to understand how the system operates and functions naturally.

Referring to the topic, chosen for the National Seminar, Ruhullah said that an integrated approach needs to be put forth for understanding bio-sciences to which involve a variety of disciplines, like engineering, industry, informatics, Computational and mathematical Sciences to meet our requirements today.

The Minister said that Almighty has created nothing but purposeful for the benefit of human beings, whether it may be living or non –living.

The Minister said that medical science has created medicines for treatment of various ailments while as engineering sciences has discovered machinery, robots and other equipment as per requirement of people across the globe .

Referring to a ‘Metal’ discovered by foreign scientists,  Ruhullah said that this metal has proved to be of great help in repairing the broken bone of a person.

Appreciating the students of the state for their inbuilt intelligence nature, the Minister said that our youth need to be encouraged and channelized properly to explore their abilities and efficiencies for better tomorrow.

Deliberating on other feather in the cap of the state, the Minister said that a brilliant student of Jammu and Kashmir has been invited by NASA to Join the services of high nature and also the scientists of the state have succeeded in producing first clone sheep “Noori” for producing pashmina of high quality.

 Ruhullah hoped that the seminar will conclude with some concrete suggestions of providing new generation a guideline to pursue the advances in Bio Sciences.

The Minister released two books authored by Dr. Pervez Ahmed of Zoology department and souvenir of the seminar on the occasion.

Earlier, Principal of the college Prof. Zahoor Chatt welcomed the scientists, delegates and participants from all over the Country.

He said Biosciences at present is taking new dimensions and its scope has increased and 21st century science is being dominated by the developments taking place in Bio-sciences, particularly in Applied and Molecular Biology. It offers immense potentials for a developing country like India.

The objective of the present seminar is to focus on the advances in prominent areas of Bio-sciences by invited lectures, experts and presentations by young researchers so as to achieve wide range of economic and social objectives, improved health and environmental conditions and increased agricultural and energy production.

Formal Director, Zoological Survey of India, presently Prof INSA, Senior Scientist Department of Zoology, Aligarh, Muslim university, Dr. M. Shamim Jairajpuri presented keynote address on the occasion through power point presentation.

During the day long proceedings the seminar was addressed by Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Zoology Department Amar Singh College Dr. Mymoona Akther, Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem Dr. M. Younis, Dr, Sumiya Jamsheed and several other academicians and scientists.

The proceedings were conducted by Prof Tehmina Yousuf and various principals of Government Degree Collage including Prof G M. Tibet Baqal, Prof Gilkar and Prof Tariq Ashai were present on the occasion.