National Symposium Modern Trends and Application in Lifesciences , 2012 Elphinstone College Mumbai

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Welcome address:
Good morning to one and all.
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all in this propitious event that is National Symposium on “Modern Research Trends and Applications in Life-Sciences”. We are honored by the presence of

Chief guest----, We welcome you Sir
guest of honour------Its our pleasure to have you
honorable dignitaries on dais, my colleagues, all staff members and my dear students. *include the names and designations of all the people on the dais. It is my pleasant duty to welcome you all to this Event.

Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is part of our daily lives, from cooking and gardening, to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map and using a computer. Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our children’s future will surely be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine. Being “science literate” will no longer be just an advantage but an absolute necessity. We can’t escape from the significance of science in our world. Today we have people crying about global warming, carbon foot prints, deterioration of the environment, etc. but these problems would not exist today if everyone understood biology. These problems were here decades ago but until it hit our pocketbook did we start to take notice. Styrofoam, plastic bags, over fishing the oceans are all things we do or use now, but they will cause major damage for later generations. Therefore we have to understand the relationships in life and follow the rules laid down by nature. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY are two crucial components of all efforts aimed at fostering growth and socioeconomic development of nations. Science has truely helped us improve our way of living. People can now be cured of deadly diseases like cancer, they can purify water, travel in space and oppose the gravitational pull of Earth. Science has made our life luxurious by gifting us Hi-Tech and of course...
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