*The largest scientific organization was bidden adieu by thousands of think tanks, scientists, aspiring students, under new promises to help global society
* “Knowledge should be treated as common heritage of mankind”: His Excellency Governor Shivraj V.Patil
*Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal asked students to learn moral values along with their study programmes to solve out lurking social and environmental problems
Jalandhar: One of the largest science congress- 3rd Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo-2012 held for four days at Lovely Professional University (LPU), came to a fruitful conclusion, today, with the valedictory address made by His Excellency Governor Punjab Sh Shivraj V.Patil. The conference which was organized in unison by Vijnana Bharati, LPU, Punjab Technical University and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology has already been regarded as a milestone in the history of Punjab by the Chief Minister Punjab, Sd Parkash Singh Badal. Undertaking numerous path-breaking projects during its organization from 11th to 14th October; BVS-Expo 2012 has indeed been stood true to its target achievements. Started with all the scientific discoveries and India moving in IT Sector to provide global solutions, the mammoth science congregation concluded with the environmental solutions as needed to India & each individual. Thousands of think tanks, scientists and aspiring students vowed to help global society, under new promises and hopes.
In the morning plenary session of the closing day, noted environmentalist Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal awakened all not to be self-killers by polluting the marvelous natural resources. Taking quote from holy scriptures, he wanted: “Following great sayings of Peer-Fakirs, we should worship air as Guru, water as father and earth as mother. We should not defile these to live a healthy and long life as our ancestors used to live all pollutions free active life.” He also desired to have ‘Chitti Baein’ and ‘Kali Baein’ to flow clean. He also asked students to learn moral values along with their studies to solve out social and environmental problems.
In the valedictory session, His Excellency Governor Sh Shivraj V.Patil said: “Congratulating all the organizing bodies of the BVS-Expo 2012, His Excellency Governor Punjab Shri Shivraj V. Patil said: India has great scientists and great capacity for research & development to manufacture many technologies for requirements of humanity. The conferences like this will increase a new kind of psychology and knowledge needed in this part of country.”
Acknowledging the recommendations made by the Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan 2012 committee, he said that all of these are acceptable at state as well as national level and implementation of these recommendations would soon begin.
Talking about natural resources he said that natural resources are unlimited, the only thing required is to know how to use these in the best possible way and for this collective knowledge should be used. He added that to achieve this goal, “Knowledge should be treated as common heritage of mankind. Knowledge should be allowed to flow free nationally as well as internationally. International organizations should join hands to help research and development works.” He emphasized that for the quick and grand success the co-operation and competition should go hand in hand.
On this occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal exclaimed: “We are happy that more than 550 research papers were presented, 2000 scientists pondered on various issues for concrete solutions and more than 50000 students visited the exhibition. Renowned scientists like Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Dr Vikram Desai and even the Prime Minister Office showed keen interest in the event, as witnessed by their presence. This all could not have been possible without magnificent support from Government and tireless efforts of LPU and PTU staff members.” He further added that Punjab can contribute a lot through academic pool towards the research much needed by the society.
Thanking all the participants and contributors, PTU Vice Chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora let all awakened: “All research works should be for the benefit of humanity and not as a paper work for mere publication. Research results should reach to masses for solution to problems faced by them.” To make the visit to BVS-Expo more purposeful and interesting, various cultural activities and lively shows under “Infotainment Fiesta” were conducted. Visiting school students were invited to participate in a special fashion parade. Students along with their teachers learnt, explored, participated and experienced magnificently from this mega event.
1. Presentation by LPU students “Real Time Social Network Screening” at Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012
-Technology that can control social media ills without putting any causes.
Highlighting the issue of filtering content on internet, more so on social networking websites, Er. Nitish Kant and Er. Ramanpreet Kaur – both students of LPU delivered a presentation on “Real Time Social Network Screening” at the ongoing Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012 at LPU Phagwara. The issue of usage of social network sites for public good is of extreme significance, and has generated much public interest, of late. Technology has delivered on many fronts, and the usage of social networking sites in disseminating public awareness is of extreme significance. But at the same time, certain content ion the net is proving to disseminate ill effect on the users, and may has the potential of causing much distress to general public. One such example finds it origin in in the recent flurry of net postings on social networking sites, where through a well devised propaganda panic was created amongst North East Indians on rumours of ethnic assaults on them.
Real Time Network Social Screening is a concept that calls for checking such unfavourable happenings. The technology works by capturing summarised information in the form of texts, images, videos and tries to filter derogatory, inflammatory and offensive content. This is done by creating a large database of offensive words, image names, bit patterns, image recognition procedures which all work in tandem to identify objectionable content on web, and blocking it for public usage. Shri Ashok Mittal, Chancellor LPU while hailing the presentation said that censoring of network is a debatable issue, but using this technology ends could be secured without creating censorship.