Friday, March 9, 2012

Science models enthral the inquisitive at Hetamchak

Do you have a mobile phone? Ok. Then start typing the toll free number as soon as you reach the main entrance of Science Exhibition inaugurated this evening at a very remote village namely Hetamchak of Pursurah Block under Hooghly district and prepare yourself for an astonishing experience that the gate is automatically being opened whenever you connected with your mobile network. Every network, be it BSNL, Vodafone, Uninor, Reliance, Airtel has its separate toll free number to open the gate. The chief scientist of this Exhibition, organized by the Hetamchak Pragati Sangha,  Mr. Tapaskumar Bera said that it is technically possible to open the gate anywhere from India without coming here. If we can think of its probable usefulness in our domestic life, the scope is immense, uttered a curious housewife previously getting worried to protect her valuable household gadgets.

Just crossing the main gate, a visitor will see a fountain the motion of which is responding by your own clapping.  Now, welcome to that living science laboratory. To start with one can see the evolution of sound system through models. It is followed by a display of a series of clay models revealing the journey of human being to the modern civilization.

Well, eager to have an experience of something funny?  No problem.  Just try your luck. Through a coin on a plate, wait for a few nano seconds, get a capsule dropped from the nearby tree, uncover the same and get “wise man’s advice” about your fortune / misfortune.  It is simply fascinating how the principle of science is being applied to give us fun.

Perhaps, most of us experienced that cricket match is often hampered due to rain. Had it been possible cover the whole stadium automatically as soon as the raining started, we would not be deprived of experiencing the uninterrupted tension per ball. A technology is fortunately here. A model has sliding roof. Water drops in a sensor, and the roof is automatically started closing the open air. Raining stops, the roof is now again open for abundant light. This technology may be applied to our residential flats also. To use the balcony both to be open and closed according our need, we can apply it.

These are not all. We mention a few. There are a lot more to be found out by you yourselves.  But the most interesting thing in this science exhibition which is being dedicated to the auspicious memory of the great Indian scientist Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy is that most of the apparatus used for preparing the models are taken from the domestic waste.  

The organizer, Hetamchak  Prgati Sangha has been organizing this exhibition for last 28 years without receiving any organizational help. This year the Sub-divisional Information & Cultural Office has extended its support with a view to getting people familiar with the incredible world of science & technology. Red Cross through its Arambagh Chapter helps the organizer to arrange Blood donation Camp as part of this exhibition. Seminar on scientific issues, campaign for literacy and cultural programmes are other things that may be experienced with.

This evening is being remembered by many, when Mr. Subhankar Sarkar, Deputy Magistrate inaugurated the exhibition in presence of Mr. Ashis Baran Samanta, Additional District Inspector of Schools (Secondary Education) and Mr. Bhaskar jyoti Bera, Sub-divisional Information & Cultural Officer of Arambagh.

Getting interested?  Fine.  Do arrive at Tarakeswar Railway Station (Eastern Railway). Catch a public vehicle moving towards “Dihibhurshut” or “Udaynarayanpur” and remember to drop yourself at “Hetamchak Primary School Stoppage”. Now you have arrived safely. Need further assistance? Then do not hesitate to call Mr. Sanjoy Adak, Secretary of the Hetamchak Pragati Sangha at +91 94345 03716.

But hurry up. The exhibition will end this year on 15 March.

Wish you an enlightened journey!!!!

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