New Delhi: ISCA 2023: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to address 108th Indian Science Congress on 3rd January through video conferencing. The opening ceremony will begin at 9:30 am. The event is organized by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) at its Amravati Road Campus.
Top dignitaries who will address the inaugural session include Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Maharashtra Public Universities, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Union Minister and Chairman RTMNU Centenary Celebration Advisory Committee, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State (Independent Representative) for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis.
ISCA-2023 – Indian Science Congress Association
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Subhash R. Chaudhari, and President General of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Calcutta, Dr. (Mrs.) Vijay Laxmi Saxena will be prominently present.
The theme of this year’s event is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women’s Empowerment”. Public talks and exhibitions are open to the general public.
The technical sessions of the 108th Indian Science Congress have been divided into 14 sessions, under which parallel sessions will be held at different locations in the Mahatma Jotiba Phule University Education Campus.
Apart from these 14 sections, there will be Women’s Science Congress, Farmers’ Science Congress, Children’s Science Congress, Tribal Meeting, Science and Society Section and Communicators’ Science Congress.
Nobel laureates, leading Indian and foreign researchers, experts and technocrats from diverse fields including space, defence, IT and medical research will participate in the plenary sessions. Technical seminars will present breakthrough and applied research in agriculture and forestry, animal, veterinary and fisheries sciences.
Also anthropological and behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, earth sciences, engineering sciences, environmental sciences, information and communication sciences and technologies, materials sciences, mathematics sciences, medical sciences, new biology, physical sciences and plant sciences.
A special attraction of the event is the mega expo ‘Pride of India’. Bringing together and showcasing hundreds of new ideas, innovations and products spanning the entire canvas of the scientific world, the exhibition will showcase prominent advances, major achievements and significant contributions of predominantly Indian science and technology to society.
Pride of India showcases the strengths and achievements of the government, corporates, PSUs, academic and research and development institutes, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the country.
In preparation for the event, the Vigyan Jyot program, a traditional Indian science congress, was held today. More than 400 school and college students gathered at Zero Milestone and, wearing special caps and t-shirts, went to the university campus for a rally. They are committed to adopting scientific thinking in their lives. General President of ISCA, Dr. (Mrs.) Vijay Laxmi Saxena urged them not to study science as a mere subject but to make it a part of life in everything they do.
Vigyan Jyot – Flame of Knowledge – was conceived on the line of the Olympic flame. It is a movement dedicated to the education of a scientific spirit in society, especially among the youth. The flame has been installed in the university campus and will burn till the end of the 108th Indian Science Congress.