PM Modi to inaugurate 108th Indian Science Congress tommorrow

2 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch and attend the whole inaugural session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conference.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch and attend the whole inaugural session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conference.

The official ceremony will begin at 9.30 a.m. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) is hosting the event at its Amravati Road Campus, according to a news statement issued on Monday. The Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Maharashtra Public Universities, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Union Minister and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of RTMNU Centenary Celebrations, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Eknath Shinde, and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra F.

Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Subhash R. Chaudhari, and General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata, Dr. Vijay Laxmi Saxena will be prominently present.

The theme of the event this year is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women’s Empowerment.” The Public Talks and exhibitions are open to the general public.

The technical sessions of the 108th Indian Science Congress have been divided into 14 sections under which parallel sessions will be conducted at different venues in the university’s Mahatma Jotiba Phule Educational Campus.

Apart from these 14 sections, there will be a Women’s Science Congress, a Farmers’ Science Congress, a Children’s Science Congress, a Tribal Meet, a section on Science and Society and a Science Communicators’ Congress.

The Plenary Sessions will feature Nobel Laureates, leading Indian and foreign researchers, experts and technocrats from a wide variety of fields, including space, defense, IT and medical research. The technical sessions will showcase path-breaking and applied research in Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth System Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Information and Communication Science & Technology, Material Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences, New Biology, Physical Sciences, and Plant Sciences.

A special attraction of the event is a mega expo “Pride of India”. The prominent developments, major achievements and significant contributions largely of Indian Science and Technology to society will be showcased in the exhibition, which brings together and displays hundreds of new ideas, innovations, and products covering the entire canvas of the scientific world. Pride of India displays the strengths and achievements of Government, Corporate, PSUs, Academic and R&D Institutes, Innovators & Entrepreneurs from all across the country.