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Promotion of Debian and FOSS on Science Day 2019 @ GMRT

We had been celebrating National Science Day at GMRT for last 7 years with this year being the seventh in the series.
GMRT Science day is celebrated as the largest Science Day in the India, having footfalls of around 20,000 - 25,000 people last year consisting of school children, college students, teachers, software professionals and researchers and public at large. This was and is a great opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life and share with them some of the things we work on. Since last many years we are promoting the importance of FOSS to the students and how can they use open source in their day to day life. Similar to last years this year also we had a stall at GMRT on Science day and it was a great opportunity to interact with the people from a variety of fileds and raise awareness among them for the importance of Free and OpenSource Softwares. Also from the last few years, we also had the opportunity of Mozilla India Community also sharing the stall with us.

Big thanks to Zimbra, Reserved-Bit for sponsoring us and NCRA and GMRT for giving us the stall, travel, lodging and boarding. Also thanks to all the volunteers from PFUG, FSCI and Mozilla showing up and making it what it was.

Click here to explore the detailed coverage of our efforts to promote Debian and OpenSource in the Blog post by Shirish Agarwal, Volunteer during Science Day 2019

Volunteers of PFUG during Science Day 2019

About GMRT and Science Day

February 28th is celebrated throughout India as National Science Day. This marks the discovery of the Raman Effect by C. V. Raman for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. NCRA celebrates Science Day by organising one of the biggest science festivals in the country on February 28 and 29, or February 28 and March 1, at the GMRT campus in Khodad.

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