800 students brainstorm with scientists
The science congress made a colourful beginning on Monday with more than 800 students arriving from from different parts of the country. The congress is aimed at instilling scientific temperament among youth.
Global issues affecting life on earth being discussed in the three-day Indian Science Congress. The deliberations will be handed over to the Centre to realise the objectives
Agriculture scientist and chairman of his research foundation Dr MS Swaminathan will be spending three days in Acharya Nagarjuna University deliberating with hundreds of prospective young scientists at the Sixth Indian Science Congress being organised by his foundation and locally hosted by Nagarjuna University.
The science congress made a colourful beginning on Monday with more than 800 students arriving from
from different parts of the country. The congress is aimed at instilling scientific temperament among youth.
The young scientists who will actively participate in the day long sessions and will directly interact with Dr Swaminathan and other resource personnel.
Swarna Latha, a participant from Hyderabad, said that she was attending a conference for the first time which was dealing with ‘Global Issues Impacting Life on Earth’.
“I am excited about the opportunities to interact and exchange with youth and top resource personnel and scientists,” she said.
The seminar, which was inaugurated at the HH Deichmann & Dr S John David Auditorium in the ANU, will dwell at length on the subject of global issues impacting life on earth and make recommendations to the central government for realising the objective collectively.
Sherlie Goswamy from Assam says, “The congress and its theme apart, it is a unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with youth from other states and indulge in the feeling of oneness amidst diversities of our culture.
It is an opportunity for the youth to educate themselves about the issues affecting earth.”
Special lectures by Dr MS Swaminathan, P Sainath and AK Singh, IARI, New Delhi are expected to interact with the participants. Besides these dignitaries, a host of resource persons will be speaking at sessions on science and technology options for youth in national building, science and technology based entrepreneurship and skill development, challenges of coastal ecosystem. Speakers from ICRISAT and other reputed institutions will give lectures on related subjects. The congress will conclude on January 21.