Celebrations on India’s Science & Technology feats begin tomorrow

New Delhi, February 20: India’s achievements in science and technology and participation in futuristic mega science projects will be highlights during the weekly celebrations starting on Tuesday.
Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh will open a ceremony called “Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate”, which will be held simultaneously in 75 locations across the country to highlight the history of scientists responsible for the country’s success in this field.
The event, which is part of the celebration of Azadik Amrit Makhatsov, will showcase the country’s scientific heritage and technological skills that have helped find solutions in the fields of defense, space, health, agriculture, astronomy and other sectors, the official statement said.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the capital will host a scientific and technical mega-expo, the National Scientific Book Exhibition.
The programs were grouped on four topics – from the annals of the history of science and technology, the milestones of modern science and technology, the inventions and innovations of the swadeshi-paramparic and the transformation of India.
The topic of “India’s Transformation” will consider the way forward for the next 25 years, including 75 eminent scientists and technocrats discussing their ideas of Indian science and technology approaching India’s independence century, the official statement said.
The theme “Milestones of Modern Science and Technology” will highlight critical discoveries, innovations or inventions that have marked the world science or history of India’s development.
The theme “Inventions and Innovations of Svadesh Paramparik” will demonstrate 75 inventions and technologies that have helped to achieve the goal of independence, drawing on a reservoir of traditional knowledge systems such as herbal medicines.
The festival of scientific literature, which will be organized simultaneously in 75 places, will bring together scientific writers, communicators, artists, poets, playwrights, street dance artists, practical demonstrators of science, journalists, students and teachers. Several competitions, including quizzes, essay, poster and poetry competitions, are also held to promote scientific hardening, especially among young people.
The program will be held in a variety of Indian languages, including Kashmiri, Dogra, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Maithili and Manipuri, and will include screenings of 75 films.
The majestic function will coincide with the National Science Day on February 28. (PTI)

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