Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conferencing on Tuesday. The theme of the event this year is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment”.
The general public is welcome to attend talks and exhibitions.
The Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) is hosting the event at its Amravati Road Campus, and the opening ceremony will begin at 9.30 a.m.
The event’s “Pride of India” mega-expo is a major draw. The exhibition, which brings together and presents hundreds of new ideas, technologies, and products across the whole canvas of the scientific world, will highlight the notable advancements, big successes, and substantial contributions mostly of Indian Science and Technology to the society.
Pride of India showcases the accomplishments and strengths of the nation’s innovators, business owners, PSUs, academic institutions, and research and development organisations.
Top dignitaries like Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh, Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Maharashtra Public Universities Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of RTMNU Centenary Celebrations Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Shinde, and Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra D.
The university’s Mahatma Jotiba Phule Educational Campus has separated the technical sessions into 14 parts, each of which will host parallel sessions at several locations.
In addition to these 14 divisions, there will be a section on science and society, a science communicators’ congress, a farmers’ science congress, a children’s science congress, a tribal meet, and a women’s science congress.
Experts and technocrats from a wide range of sectors, including space, defence, IT, and medical research, as well as Nobel Laureates will speak at the Plenary Sessions. Innovating and practical research in the fields of agriculture and forestry, animal, veterinary, and fisheries sciences, anthropology and behavioural sciences, and chemical sciences will be presented during the technical sessions, 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.
The Vigyan Jyot programme, a staple of the Indian Science Congress, was held on Monday in preparation for the occasion.