India’s aim is to become self-reliant; work for global welfare

RNS I Ranchi: Press Information Bureau Ranchi, Regional Outreach Bureau Ranchi, Field Outreach Bureau, Gumla, in association with CSIR-CIMFR Dhanbad and CSIR-NML Jamshedpur organised a webinar – “India International Science Festival: Science for Self-Reliant India and Global Welfare’ on Wednesday.
The webinar was attended by senior experts from the field of science and technology. It was discussed that India has contributed in the field of science and technology since ancient times. It was India that gave zero to the world which brought huge development in the field of Mathematics. In medieval times, India’s development in Science was slowed down but now it is our effort that India should become self-reliant and think about global welfare.
Arimardan Singh, Additional Director General of the PIB-ROB Ranchi said in his welcome note that the India International Science Festival was started in 2015 with the mission to bring Science to the common people and provide solutions to them. This year the theme is to become self-reliant and work towards global welfare. It is a matter of pride for us that such a big festival is being organised on the virtual mode and it is a golden opportunity for students, teachers and other people who have an interest in Science to get benefited by it.
Dr Indranil Chattoraj, Director CSIR- NML Jamshedpur said that India had a glorious past in science. India gave ‘zero’ to the world along with the first modern numeral system to the first quadratic equation and so on. India had made tremendous progress in the field of Plastic surgery, Ayurveda, Metallurgy etc. In the field of Civil Engineering and Architecture, progress can be seen through beautiful temples and monuments like the Taj Mahal which are a living embodiment of our glorious past. During medieval times, religion caused a slowdown to the advancement in science but between 1850 to 1950, scientists like SN Bose, Meghnad Saha, Shrinivas Ramanujan and others made tremendous contributions in the field of science.
Dr Pradeep K Singh, Director, CSIR-CIMFR Dhanbad said that the mission of this festival is to bring the maximum number of people to the field of science. If India has to become a developed nation, she has to make progress in the field of science and the youth especially should know about our rich history. During last year’s festival, children participated in the program and greatly benefited from it as their interest was ignited in science. He said that special steps are been taken at CSIR-CIMFR to enable students to take interest in science. He further said that in the coming years, India will definitely make progress in the field of technology and Science.
Sriprasad Kuttan, Organising Secretary, Vijnana Bharati, Jharkhand and West Bengal said that the aim of the Science Festival is to attract common people to science. Just the way we Indians look forward to our festival, this festival is being organised so that people look forward to science in technology and special provisions are made for students and women scientists to take an interest. Also people from the field of Literature, Culture, History, Music are also encouraged to attend the festival. He concluded by inviting everybody to register for the virtual festival and make it a grand success.
The webinar was coordinated and moderated by Field Publicity Officer Mahvish Rahman. The technical and coordination support was given by Field Publicity Officers Shahid Rahman and Onkar Nath Pandey, Dilip Kumbhkar and P. K. Mishra of CSIR-CIMFR Dhanbad and Mita Tarafdar and A. K. Sahu gave their valuable contribution in organising the program.
The webinar was attended by officers, staff, scientists and students of CSIR labs of Jharkhand along with officers and staff of PIB, ROB, SNDD, Doordarshan, Aakashvani Jharkhand and other states. Editors and journalists from print and broadcast media also attended the webinar.


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