JAGADIS CHANDRA BOSE INTER SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS on 30 November 2008
ACHARYA JAGADIS CHANDRA BOSE INTER SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS
30 NOVEMBER 2008
On the solemn occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Jagadis Chandra Bose (popularly known as JC Bose, born on 30th November 1858 occupies a unique position in history of modern Indian science and is regarded as India�s first modern scientist), we are instituting and presenting the ACHARYA JAGADIS CHANDRA BOSE INTER SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS to the most technologically innovative students. The objective of the Awards is to commemorate his achievements to inspire and motivate young students give recognition to students of Delhi & NCR schools for their contributions to the scientific and technological fields through sustained and inspiring efforts.
ABOUT ACHARYA JAGADIS CHANDRA BOSE:
Bose did pioneering research, first in physics and then in physiology. He was the first to produce millimeter length radio waves and study their properties. Bose also perfected the method of JC Bose Dream 2047 CMY transmission and of reception of electromagnetic waves. In recent years there has been welcome news of proper credit being given to Bose for his pioneering work in the area of wireless telegraphy. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in one of their publications wrote: �Our investigative research into the origin and first major use of solid state diode detector devices led to the discovery that the first transatlantic wireless signal in Marconi�s world famous experiment was received by Marconi using the iron mercury-iron-coherer with a telephone detector invented by Sir JC Bose in 1898.� Bose was a pioneer in microwave optics technology. He was the first to show that semiconductor rectifiers could detect radio waves. Bose�s galena receiver was amongst the earliest examples of a lead sulphide photo conducting device.
Bose�s theories about the relationship between living and non living and plant�s response to stimuli were not taken seriously in his time and even today some of his ideas have remained esoteric. However, as Dr DM Bose, who succeeded Bose as Director of the Bose Institute has pointed out �his model of an electric eye which records with electric signals message received from outside world, his physical model of memory as a mechanism for storing information justified his being considered a precursor of the modern discipline of cybernetics.� It is now recognised that Bose had made very significant contributions to the field of chronobiology and circadian rhythms even before these two technical terms were coined.
The NRAI News in collaboration with The Oceanic Group has set up the TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS Committee to look into the administration and organisation of these Awards. Prominent leaders from the field of Technology, Science, Environment, Management and Health will be a part of the Eminent Jury. The Event is being managed by Radiance Media.
The Awards will be given to Secondary and Higher Secondary students from India whose outstanding achievement and innovation in science and technology. To compete for these Awards, the conditions are:
�If you have developed any new technology either theoretically or practically
�If you have improved on previously available technology or on other technologies have been mixed-up and produce new technology