Amritsar, August 23, 2021) – SciRox, Science Club of Guru Nanak Dev University under the dynamic leadership of Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu Guru Nanak Dev University, released a peer-reviewed quarterly science education journal, INERTIA.
District Education Officer (S.E.), S. Satinderbir Singh, today released the first issue of INERTIA; An Interdisciplinary Science Education Journal in an inaugural function held at Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall Road, Amritsar. The first issue of the Journal consists of messages and articles from eminent personalities which includes Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Worthy Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Prof. Arvind, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University Patiala, Prof. R.C. Singh, University Honorary Professor, GNDU, Dr. Somdatta Karak, Science Communication officer at CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad and many more.
SciRox, Science Club, GNDU with a vision that Open Access provides an equitable way to disseminate scientific ideas started this Journal; the journal aims to publish science articles for non-experts so as to promote science among people belonging to different age groups, background and demographics.
In his inaugural address, S. Satinderbir Singh applauded the efforts of SciRox team for focusing on improving science education at School Level. He said that INERTIA will serve as an important source of Science communication and said that all possible support will be provided to initiate all such events to make a scientific literate society.
Addressing the gathering, University Honorary Professor, Prof. R.C. Singh said that primary focus of this journal is to popularize science in regional languages and take the message of science to the society. Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Bindiya Arora and Editor of Inertia, Yatin Batra were also present at the Inauguration function of the Journal. Dr. Bindiya Arora concluded the session with a Vote of thanks to all the students, dignitaries and Education department, Amritsar for all their support in making INERTIA, a grand success.
After the inaugural function Prof. R.C. Singh and Dr. Bindiya Arora made a visit to various Labs of Govt. Girls Sen. Sec. School. Mall Road and encouraged the students working in various Labs of the school. Team SciRox also assured a visit to University Labs for the meritorious students of Government Schools who wants to pursue Science.
By: Madhur Vyas