PM to inaugurate 102nd Indian Science Congress tomorrow

PM to inaugurate 102nd Indian Science Congress tomorrow
The 102nd session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow at the University of Mumbai here.

The five-day event will see deliberations and presentation of papers by the scientific fraternity from across the globe.

This is after a gap of 45 years that the Science Congress is returning to Mumbai and the emphasis will be on showcasing it as a science city besides being the financial capital of India, an official release said.

Mumbai has world renowned institutes like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Tata Memorial Centre among others, which will be actively participating in the Science Congress.

The Congress Session will bring together eminent scientists, research scholars to popularise science and foster a scientific temperament.

The theme for 102nd ISC is "Science and Technology for Human Development."
Several symposia on relevant themes - Women's Science Congress, Children Science Congress, Science Exhibition, etc will be organised during the session.

A large science exhibition is being organised at the MMRDA Grounds in nearby Bandra-Kurla Complex, which will showcase various science & technology innovations by Indian firms and organisations.

ISRO and DRDO will also be participating in this mega exhibition. The Government of India is also mounting a major exhibition on 'Make In India' initiative.

The sessions will cover a wide variety of topics like agriculture and forestry, veterinary science, earth science, environment, engineering, information & communication, computer sciences, mathematics, medicine, biology, physics and plant sciences among others.

Other themes of interest include – science & technology in SAARC countries, biodiversity conservation, space application, GM crops and the use of modern biotechnology in agriculture, clean energy systems for the future.

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