sixth India Worldwide Science Pageant goals to spur scientific mood: Secretary, DST
New Delhi, Dec 15 (KNN) Atmanirbharta or self-reliance is deeply cultural, made up of three pillars of Atmavishwas, Atmasamman and Atmachintan and festivals like IISF need to convey these cultural features very strongly, Secretary Division of Science and Know-how (DST) Professor Sharma identified on the curtain raiser programme collectively organised by Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Navi Mumbai, an autonomous institute of DST, Authorities of India and Vijnana Bharathi (VIBHA).
The India Worldwide Science Pageant (IISF) 2020 could be primarily based on the theme ‘Science for Self-reliant India and World Welfare’ and would deal with areas like historical past of Indian science, philosophy & science, agritech, clear air, vitality, water, waste, and sanitation, biodiversity, and science diplomacy, Professor Ashutosh Sharma highlighted at a Curtain Raiser and Outreach program of the sixth India Worldwide Science Pageant (IISF).
Ashutosh Sharma shared the fantastic journey of IISF- a brainchild of the Union Minister of Science and Know-how, Earth Sciences and Well being and Household Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, in 2015. He added that it was organised by DST at IIT Delhi with over 5 lakh footfall that yr and has been rising very quick since then.
“IISF is a holistic projection of Science & Know-how and Innovation in addition to scientific mood involving primarily the younger minds and a really vast stakeholder base starting from college students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists, technocrats, individuals from politics and so forth. It exhibits that science doesn’t work in silos and presents the image of science in movement,” he added.
“We have now realized the significance of resilience, adaptability, coexistence and particularly the significance of understanding science from the pandemic and IIG and VIBHA will work on these learnings to convey consciousness about science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic to the widespread individuals,” mentioned Suhas Pednekar VC, College of Mumbai whereas addressing the curtain raiser programme.
Prof. D.S. Ramesh, Director IIG, mentioned, “IISF 2020 with the theme Science for Self-Reliant India and World Welfare very aptly displays India’s temper of overcoming adversity and its spirit of togetherness. Occasions like IISF actually spotlight our nation’s historical and fashionable science & expertise and displays the nationwide ethos like by no means earlier than.”
At one other occasion, a webinar centered on ‘Vigyanika’ was organized by the Division of Library and Info Sciences, Haryana Central College, Mahendragarh. Talking on the event, Hassan Javed Khan, Chief Scientist of Nationwide Institute of Science Communication and Info Sources (NISCAIR) affiliated to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (CSIR).
The Worldwide Science Literature Pageant (IISF) ‘Vigyanika’ – 2020, which has left an indelible mark within the subject of science from the previous few years can even be organised just about from December 22 to 24 because of the pandemic”.
‘Vigyanika’ is a crucial element of IISF. The principle goal of this science competition is to showcase India’s scientific achievements and promote scientific outlook in society. Khan mentioned that that is the most important digital science competition and multiple lakh members are anticipated to attend it.
This yr the mega occasion will deal with the position of science in constructing a self-reliant India. Big variety of individuals like scientists and technologists, industrialists, researchers, lecturers, craftsmen, farmers, college students and innovators will take part within the occasion.
Khan mentioned that the goals of organizing ‘Vigyanika’ is selling the event of scientific consciousness within the society, selling scientific literature and producing curiosity in science among the many youthful technology.
He additionally advised that science exhibition, interviews with specialists, discussions, lectures, group discussions, competitions, analysis paper presentation, science drama, science poets convention, e book honest, dialogue with authors and science communicators, and science workshops are necessary a part of this occasion.
On the identical time, points associated to science communication and the revolutionary methods wanted for efficient science communication can even be mentioned, in order to strengthen the interrelationships between science and society.
Talking on the event, Prof. Satish Kumar, Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary and Utilized Sciences, Haryana Central College, mentioned that “Science in India has been broadly used for social growth. Area science and agronomy are prime examples of it. There was intervention of science in primary topics like enhancing the lives of individuals, meals security and well being safety.”
Convener of the webinar, Professor Dinesh Gupta, Dr.PayalChandel and Dr. Pawan Kumar have been additionally current within the occasion.
Info on numerous actions associated to the Science Pageant and registration of companions is out there on the IISF web site www.scienceindiafest.org