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Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Smarak Vigyan Mela O Pradarshaniwas organized on and from 16 to 18th March, 2023 at the West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Belgachia, Kolkata-700037 in collaboration with Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha. A total 75 number of exhibition stalls from different universities, schools, colleges, state and central government institutions, ICAR institutes, private sectors and pharmaceutical companies have been erected in the mela premises showcasing their scientific advancements and technological innovations through models, charts, posters, specimens, live samples, etc.
The mela was inaugurated by Prof. Ashok Nath Basu, Former Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur University, in the august presence Dr. Pradip Dey, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata; Dr. Asok Kanti Sanyal, Former Chairman, West Bengal Biodiversity Board and President, Peoples Association for Science and Environment; Prof. Pradip Mahapatra, General Secretary, Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha; Prof Partha Das, Registrar, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences; Prof Shyamal Chakrabarti, Vice President, Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha; Sk. Soleman, Secretary, Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha; Dr.Satyabrata Chakrabarty, General Secretary, Asiatic Society. Prof. Tapan Kumar Mandal, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, presided over the inaugural function. The valedictory programme was presided by Prof. Siddhartha Dutta, President, Kolkata District Committee of Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha. Prof. C. S. Chakrabarti, Former Vice Chancellor, WBUAFS grace the occasion as Chief Guest. Prof. (Dr.) Santi Pada Gon Chaudhuri, Expert of Energy, Government of India and Dr. Nataraj Dasgupta, Director, National Council of Science Museums, present as the Special Guest. Prof. Pradip Kumar Das, Working Chairman of the Mela Committee, presented the brief of the mela and announced the future plan of the committee.
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has put up a dedicated pavilion portraying the growth of science and technology and their applications in industry and human welfare, with a view to develop scientific attitude and temper amongst the people. The ICAR institutes, namely CIFE, Kolkata centre; NDRI (ERS), Kalyani; IVRI(ERS), Belgachia; CIFRI, Barrackpore: ATARI, Kolkata, and CIBA (RRS), Kakdwip have set up their exhibition stalls and demonstrated a number of farmer-centric and location-specific technologies in the field of fisheries and animal husbandry sectors by erecting stalls with demonstrations of different models, charts and posters. About 3000 (three thousand) numbers of farmers, students, and local citizens, including technocrats and bureaucrats from different fields, visited the stalls and mela each day and shared their views with the scientists. Scientific discussions, technical sessions, pet exhibitions, discussions regarding public and mental health, fisheries development, and challenges towards science and technology, including anti-superstition shows and cultural programmes, were held to inculcate the knowledge of science and technology amongst participants. Skill competitions and cultural programmes were also conducted.
In overall performances among the participating total of 78 exhibiting stalls, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) ranked first in the exhibition; Survey of India ranked second, and the Asiatic Society and Indian Wave of Amateur Radio jointly positioned third.

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