Some Important Programmes
  1. Bijnani Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya Smriti Bijnan Manaskata Prasar Karmasuchi :

It is a competition for the students of class IX and X. In the first round, a written text of matter, covering any of the aforesaid objectives is distributed among the students and in consultation with the school authority a date in fixed for conducting an evaluation to be held in the respective school. On the basis of this evaluation ten (10) students (five from IX & five from X) of every participating school are selected to appear at 2nd & 3rd round to be held in a common place. The second round is quite similar to that of first round, but unlike first round, participation is team- wise in the second round. The participation in the third round is also team- wise. In the third round every team presents their collective opinion in the matter of the texts of previous two rounds. Winner school and Runner school are selected on the basis of evaluation of all the three rounds and they are awarded trophy. All the participants are awarded certificate and prize.
Bijnan Darbar started this programme in 1983 and this programme is still continuing. Owing to some organizational problems, it could not be continued from 2006- 07 to 2009- 10.
In 2012- 13, sixteen (16) High schools of this locality participated in this programme. Winners trophy and Runners trophy went to the credit of Kanchrapara Harnett High School and Indian Girls High School respectively.

 

2.     From exhibition to fair- a change of terminology :
Bijnan Darbar, on the occasion of completion of its five years, decided to hold a science fair. Bijnan Darbar discarded the term – ‘fair’   very consciously. Notion was very clear. The sphere of fair is more mass- oriented than that of exhibition. Darbar organized its first year science fair on and from 26th May, 1986 to 1st June, 1986 in Kanchrapara High School. The following pavilions were included in this fair:

Sl No
Name of Pavilion
Content
Object
1. 
Living Snake Park Many living poisonous &  non- poisonous snake Campaign against snake related
Supershtions & ‘ojha’ and in favour of  medical treatment with Antivenin serum in snake bite.
2. 
Know your body Various  organs of human body To grow health consciousness.
3. 
Aloukik noy loukik Running performance Campaign against Guruji, Babaji, Sadhuji and various  social superstitions 
4. 
Astrology a pseudo science  Earthen models Campaign against astrology, Thekuji, Kushti, Palmistry etc.
5. 
Science & Technology Models To uphold the necessity of Science & Technology.

 
Apart from these pavilions there was a stage in the centre of fair- campus where every day scientific drama & film were shown. Seminar were also held in the stage.  On this occasion of this science fair, Darbar could obtain a grant of Rs. 10,000.00 from CSIR, Rs. 5,000.00 from the department of Youth Welfare Department, and Rs.2,000.00 of forest Departtment of West Bengal Government.
Latter this science fair was repeated in 1987 & 1988 in the Kanchrapara High School with almost same programme and pavilions. In 1989, 1990 & 1991, Darbar organized travelling science fair with ‘Aloukik Noy Loukik performance, snake park, relevant drama, slide- show, etc.covering many villages in the vicinity of Kanchrapara, Goyeshpur, Madanpor & Simurali.
Afterwards, Darbar could not maintain the continuity of science fair.
In 1998 science fair was organized by Darbar, but it could not touch the gravity of fair of 1986- 1988.

3.      Bhopal Gas disaster :
Then it was around 11-00 PM on 3rd Dec.1984, A large amount of methyl isocyanet,  a highly lethal gas being released from the storage of UCIL extended across the  Bhopal’s atmosphere. Thousands of people were killed in this tragic incident. Many people were injured and most of the injured people died later. The people who escaped from death became disabled. The people of Bhopal did not get proper justices, relief, treatment and rehabilitation. The problem is still continuing.
In  protest of this gas tragedy, Bijnan Darbar organized a rally on 9th Dec.1984, and took up the issue with other people’s science organizations which could  build up a great movement using the informal platform of GBSK. It is very pertinent to mention here that this movement could highlight the interest of synthetic pesticide & manure producing multinational companies including UCC (Union Carbide Corporation) in the so-called programme of green revolution in India.
4.    Darwin’s death Centenary: 
Charles Robert Darwin who was the pioneer personality in the field of evolutionary science and propounder of theory of Natural selection died on 19th April, 1886. So 1986- 1987 was the year of death Centenary of Darwin.  Bijnan Darbar observed his death Centenary with a great deal of importance. To oppose and campaign against creationism    is the basic tenet of people’s science movement.  Darwin’s work on organic evolution was the first challenge to the creationism. On this occasion Bijnan Darbar published a booklet covering his life history in brief and the significance of his evolutionary theory. Apart from it, Darbar organized study circle and seminar all the year round. Also a booklet on this issued was published by Bijnan Darbar.
5.    B. Premananda And Bijnan darbar :
B. Premanand was a legendary personality of Rationalist movement in Kerala. He came to West Bengal, in 1986 in view to promoting anti- superstition activity by conducting programmes with the leading science organizations. He took a programme with Bijnan Darbar on 2nd March, 1986. In front  of a large gathering of students, activists and common people, he presented and explained a lot of events which were (are) the capital of different Guruji, Babaji and Sadhuji etc. and they exhibit these  events in view to projecting themselves as the possessor of supernatural power to their disciples   and followers.
In the history of Bijnan Darbar, this programme is of great importance. In fact, this programme of B. Premananda enthused the members of Bijnan Darbar very much and later, Darbar had its own team for presenting such events which got a very popular nomenclature – ‘Aloukik Noy, Loukik’ pradarshini. Darbar took this programme to the people many times in many places. It is still running.
6.     Arsenic Detection :
There   lies an arsenic belt in the Gangetic   Bengal in consequence of which the concentration of arsenic in the underground water is often above the maximum permissible dose (MPD) in the districts of South- 24 parganas, North- 24 parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad & Maldah. Darbar took an initiative for the detection of arsenic in drinking water in the locality of Halishar, Kanchrapara, Kalyani, Madanpur etc. A large number of ground water samples were collected and sent to the arsenic detection laboratory of Jadavpur University- where the detection was made. On getting the report from the authority , Darbar handed  over it to the person concerned.