Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-02-29 18:51 Udupi: Manipal University observed the National Science Day with a function at the Chaitya Hall of Fortune Inn Valley View on Sunday. Dr Channesh TS, Executive Director, Shrusti Research and Development Foundation, Bengaluru, was the chief guest. School of Life Sciences organize the event every year. Throughout the week, students of Academy of Higher Education (AGE) and Dr TMA Pai Foundation participated in various science competitions held to promote the study of science. Addressing the students, Dr Narayan Sabhahit, Registrar of Manipal University, said the university had been celebrating National Science Day since 2003 by conducting competitions for students of AGE and Foundation. “This year, about 400 students had participated in the science competitions from these schools,” he added. With the help of a Powerpoint presentation, he explained as to how science was becoming more and more important in our daily lives.