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Science fest in B’lore from Aug 30

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A 10-day Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) will be held at the Bharatiya City complex in Bengaluru from August 30. It is primarily for...

A 10-day Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) will be held at the Bharatiya City complex in Bengaluru from August 30.

It is primarily for school and college students with a slew of programmes, workshops and cultural events. Being held for the first time in India, the fest will have 15 interactive workshops, live shows, exhibitions and experience zones for every age group in the fields of health, solar power, astronomy and math.
"The fest is coming to India for the first time since EISF was founded 25 years ago (1989) to engage youth and spark their curiosity in science and technology. We plan to showcase our works in a country that is making advances in science and technology," festival director and chief executive Simon Gage said.
Organised by Bharatiya City in association with the Scottish government, British Council and other partners, the fest intends to make science fun for young minds and promote culture, science and technology. About 50,000 visitors, including schoolchildren and their parents, are expected to visit the fest that will end Sep 8. Among the planned events is the emergency room surgery through which students will gain first-hand experience in the working of an operation theatre and what it's like to be a doctor.
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