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Bigyane Aanile Jowaar- Radio Serial to highlight the achievements of the scientists of modern India

A new Radio Serial , namely, BIGYANE AANILE JOWAAR is broadcasting from August 1, by the All India Radio, Guwahati , gaining popularity among the listeners. The aim of the programme is to highlight the achievements of the scientists of modern India (India after independence) in science and technology.

14 interesting achievements have been identified. All these topics are related to life of people. The topics are – 1. Saving Asian elephants, 2. Bamboo flowering and tissue culture, 3. Catalysts in petrochemical industries, 4. Computer technology in India , 5. Dinosaurs dung and evolution of grass, 6. Energy from the oceans, 7. Food irradiation technology in India , 8. Jaipur foot, 9. Kolhapuri chappal :a journey from robust to delicate, 10. Packaged Indian food, 11. Patenting plant gene for enhancing protein content of rice, 12. The giant metre-wave radio telescope, 13. Tracing India ’s invisible threads, 14. Vaccine for malaria – closer to reality.

Altogether 13 episodes under this theme. First episode is of the type of curtain raiser – already broadcasted on August 01 at 9-50 am. Second episode is on the first topic (No. 1).This has been named as Bananir Hati Dhananit written by Dr Kushal Konwar Sarma of Veterinery College, Guwahati. The third episode is on vaccine for malaria (NO. 14) written by Dr Amiya Kumar Sarma, Guwahati Refinery Hospital.

The 14 topics will be covered in 11 episodes – all these will be in drama form. At the end of each episode one objective type question will be asked – five correct answers will be awarded. Some additional information will be given during each episode.Assam Science Society has the responsibility of preparing the scripts. All India Radio, Guwahati is in charge of broadcast. Broadcast on every Sunday, 9-50 am. The programme is a joint venture of Vigyan Prasar and Prasar Bharati.

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