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Sunday, November 04, 2007

A Two Hundred Year Plan for Education and Development

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BOTH IN HUMANITIES AND SCIENCE, The Asiatic Society took the leadership in initiating genuine researches on western lines. There is no field, which was not touched by the Society, and Transactions and journals of the Society were the mirror of these researches. The pages of these publications speaks eloquently of the range and depth of these studies covering Mathematical and Physical Sciences including Meteorology, tidal observations, laws of storms, Geology both Stratigraphical and Dynamical, Mineralogy, Zoology, Botany including Palaeo-Botany, Geography, Ethnology, Chemistry, etc.
The Society remained the chief advisory body to the Government of India in matters relating to all kinds of scientific subjects. It was the initial activities of The Asiatic Society in different branches of Science the led to the foundation of the Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1818, the Geological Survey of India in 1851 the Indian Metrological Department in 1875, the Zoological Survey of India in 1911, the Botanical Survey of India in 1912 and so on. Many other distinguished scientific institutions and organizations were possible because of the help of the Society at their inception. Some of these are the Indian Science Congress (estd. 1913), the School of Tropical Medicine, The University of Calcutta ( estd. 1857) whose first Vice-Chancellor was the President of The Asiatic Society, Chief Justice Sir J W Colvile. Even the Indian National Academy of Sciences and its preparation of a national history of Scientific Studies
SCHEDULE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Professor Anil K Gupta, K.L. Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, will deliver Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Lecture on the theme “Renaissance for an Indian Century : A Two Hundred Year Plan for Education and Development” on Thursday, August 2nd 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at the Humayun Kabir Hall of the Asiatic Society.

Profesor Ramakanta Chakrabarty, General Secretary of the Asiatic Society, will deliver a lecture on KIRTAN on Friday, 3rd. Auguist 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at the Vidyasagar Hall of The Asiatic Society. Kirtan songs will be sung by Smt. Suchorita Bandyopadhyay.

Professor Ashis Sinha, former Professor of Physical Science, Surendra Nath College, Kolkata, will deliver a lecture on ISOPANISAD IN COMMON LIFE on Wednesday, 8th August, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at the Humayun Kabir Hall of the Asiatic Society.

Dr. Sabitri Bandyopadhyay will deliver a lecture on SATIDAHA : A HISTORICAL STUDY PAST AND PRESENT on Friday, 10th August 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at the Humayun Kabir Hall of the Asiatic Society. 10:41 AM

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