Satyendra Nath Bose
[ INDIAN PHYSICIST- SATYENDRA NATH BOSE (1 January 1894 – 4 February 1974) discovered what became known as ‘BOSONS’ and worked with Albert Einstein to define one of two basic classes of subatomic particles. Much of the credit for discovering the Boson, or "God particle," was given to him. The Indian government honoured Bose in 1954 with the title Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India. Five years later, he was appointed as the National Professor, the highest honour in the country for a scholar. Bose was also an adviser to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research as well as president of the Indian Physical Society and the National Institute of Science. He was elected general president of the Indian Science Congress and president of the Indian Statistical Institute. In 1958, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He had a wide range of interests in varied fields including physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, philosophy, arts, literature, and music. ]
Dear Acarya jee,
I have read about the aims and ideals of the Pracáraka Saḿgha. It has plan to start a centre at Ananda nagar where they will undertake to teach and spread education in an area at present is very backward indeed. But important industries are going to develop in its neighbourhood and a modern state can not afford to leave large section of its people in ignorance and neglect while it where they plans to develop the material resources of the land where they live. I am thus in full sympathy with the noble ideals of the society.
That a number of devoted workers have come forward to dedicate their lives for uplift of their unfortunate brothers and sisters is indeed an encouraging sign.
I hope and pray the college which starts and the Ananda nagar Scheme may succeed in entirety and thus form the nucleus of a great movement of regeneration in our land.
S/d – Satyendra Nath Bose (July, 1966)
National Professor, FR.S.