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IIEST Shibpur celebrates Sister Nivedita's sesquicentenary
To commemorate the 151st birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST, Shibpur) organised an exhibition on "Sister Nivedita ? Her Contribution to the Development of Science and Technology in India".

Though the topic is very rare, it disclosed many untold chapters of Sister Nivedita's life. Assistant Registrar of IIEST, Shibpur, Dr Bivore Das researched the subject for two long years. The exhibition was inaugurated by Pravrajika Bhavaniprana and Pravrajika Atmabodhaprana.

In the auspicious event Pravrajika Bhavaniprana said, "An excellent research done on the role of Sister Nivedita in advancement of science in India," whereas Pravrajika Atmabodhaprana said, "It is a sincere effort in unveiling and highlighting the mighty dedication of Sister Nivedita to India and to every Indian."

Director of IIEST, Dr Ajay Kr Ray also was present there and presided over through the event. He also expressed his views on this unlighted chapter and congratulated Dr Das for his immense effort to do this research.

Dr Das said, "We all are really very aware about the spiritual side of Sister Nivedita and her humanitarian side but very few of us actually know that she was also a pioneer in the field of science and technology. When I started researching I was not sure that how much new data would I get but within a few days I realised that there are lots of things untold and unrevealed. So, I think it's the way we could give our respect to the visionary."

The research also includes how Jamshedji Tata started Tata Institute of Science after being inspired by Swamiji and interestingly we also get to know how Sister Nivedita helped Tata in collecting funds. Overwhelmingly, we also hear that Sister worked as Acharya Jagadis Chunder Bose's scientific assistant for years and then with Tagore she raised funds to establish Bose Institute. It's also noteworthy that IIEST Shibpur has a boarding in its campus named as Sister Nivedita Hall of Residence.

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