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Lovely Professional University Jalandhar to Host Indian Science Congress, Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate it

Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University

Photo: The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, presenting degrees & certificates to the students and researchers, at the 9th Convocation of Lovely Professional University, at Phagwara, Jalandhar, Punjab on October 22, 2018.

One of the world’s largest science meets, Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019, is going to be held from 3rd to 7th January 2019, at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it on 3rd January. PM Modi will also address about 30,000 delegates including many Nobel Laureates, Union Cabinet Ministers of India, science policymakers, administrators, eminent scientists, young men-women researchers and school children from across India & abroad.

During the five days long congress, around 100 plus conferences and events of scientific and technology origin will be held, where eminent personalities from India government organizations like DRDO, ISRO, DST, AIIMS, UGC, AICTE, and many elite universities of the USA, UK, India, and other countries will participate. Union Cabinet ministers including Science and Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, and Textile Minister, Smriti Irani, will also attend the event.

The event will play a pivotal role in stimulating scientific research effort and raising the scientific temperament in the country and the world. The Nobel Laureates who will be participating include German-American biochemist, Prof. Thomas Sudoph, who has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine; Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Prof. Avram Hershko; and British born physicist, Frederick Duncan Michael Haldane, who has been awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

General President of the Indian Science Congress Association, Dr. Manoj Kumar Chakrabarti, believes that 106th session of ISC will be a milestone for the future development of India since it is going to provide a great platform for exchanging ideas and innovations among young minds. Mr. Ashok Mittal, Chancellor of Lovely Professional University, which is hosting the five-day long event, expressed his happiness on organizing one of the leading scientific activities of the world. “Our engineering students have designed a special ‘Solar powered Multi-Seated Driver-Less Bus.’ This bus will ferry PM Modi to the ISC venue,” Mr. Mittal added

To be inaugurated on the 2nd day of ISC, 4th January 2019, Children’s Science Congress will target 10-17 year children for carrying forward innovation and research in science to a next level. Near 150 science projects are to be showcased, and children will also have the opportunity to listen and interact with eminent scientists and Nobel Laureates.

On the third day of ISC, two-day Science Communicators’ Meet- 2019 will be inaugurated, where the main aim will be to brainstorm ways of dissemination of scientific information and inculcation of scientific attitude among masses. Various Journalists from top media-houses would also be a part of the communicators’ meet.

With its inauguration on 5th January, ‘Women’s Science Congress’ will showcase the contribution of women in Science, Technology and the Society. Here, renowned women scientists and leaders from Government, academia, and industry will deliver lectures and participate in panel discussions on promoting talent among women.

Also, there would be 14 Plenary Sessions. Science and technology stalwarts would chair them.

Source: Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

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