United Nations has declared the year 2005 as the "World Year of Physics" in respect and memory of Sir Albert Einstein who in the year 1905 had made three remarkable discoveries - The Theory of Relativity, Brownian Motion and The Photo Electric Effect. The theory of relativity is regarded as one of the greatest creations of a human mind which helps to understand space and time in its true colour and which has helped the furtherance of science and technology.
It is seen that there is a declining trend in the study of basic science by the present generation of student community all over the world and which is a negative indication for all round development of mankind in time to come. This trend needs reversal and as such U.N.O, as a remedial measure had declared the year 2005 as the World Year of Physics to bring attention to the global population about the importance of physics and physical sciences in all walks of human life.
The effort was taken up by Rastriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad (RVPSP), Vigyan Prasar, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and ASTE Council in holding this workshop to train up the master resource persons to carry forward the aims and objectives of World Year of Physics in their respective states.
The Zonal Level Master Resource Persons' Training Programme cum Workshop on World Year of Physics-2005 for the states of North Eastern India was held at Institution of Engineers India Building, Panbazar during June 15 - 17, 2005. The workshop cum training programme was organized to train up the Master Resource Persons for state level activities for World Year Physics. It was a joint effort of RVPSP(NCSTC), New Delhi, Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi and ASTE Council, Guwahati and sponsored by RVPSP. 45 Master Resource Persons from Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim were present in the workshop.
State level follow up activities were organized in 27 districts of Assam by making 9 clusters (each cluster consisted of 3 districts) for smoothly conducting the activities.