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Five Day 106th Session of Indian Science Congress Concludes in Jalandhar

08 January 2019 | News

During five days, significant lectures from three Nobel Laureates; 20 Plenary Sessions & several sectional symposia with top authorities from DRDO, ISRO, DST, ICAR, CSIR, ICMR, AICTE, NAAC, UGC, ISCA, the USA, UK Universities, were attended by nearly 30,000 participants

The 106th session of Indian Science Congress (ISC), 2019 concluded in Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar yesterday.

The five-day session was inaugurated by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and attended by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Science &Technology Minister on 3rd January, 2018.

As a part of the ISC, Women’s Science Congress was held which was inaugurated by Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Textiles & Industry and concluded by Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister.

Science Communicators’ Meet was inaugurated by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & IT.

The Children’s Science Congress was inaugurated by the Nobel Laureates Avram Hershko from Israel and F.Duncan M.Haldane from USA.

During five days, significant lectures from three Nobel Laureates; 20 Plenary Sessions & several sectional symposia with top authorities from DRDO, ISRO, DST, ICAR, CSIR, ICMR, AICTE, NAAC, UGC, ISCA, the USA, UK Universities, were attended by nearly 30,000 participants. More than fifteen thousand delegates participated at this scientific meet.

During the ISC, a solar-powered driverless bus designed and created by the students of Lovely Professional University was also inaugurated.  A Time capsule with items representing today’s technology and India’s scientific prowess was buried to be opened after 100 years.

While making concluding remarks of the event, Dr Manoj Kumar Chakrabarti, General President, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) 2019 highlighted that, “106th edition of ISC provided the best platform to exchange ideas and innovations among scientists gathered from across the world.”

He also applauded the invaluable contribution of Indian Scientists and all at different events of ISC-2019, particularly the scientific temperament of people of Punjab who participated in huge numbers.

 

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