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Coimbatore

PM to open 105th Indian Science Congress in Osmania varsity on Jan 3

Covai Post Network

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 105th Indian Science Congress starting at Osmania University in Hyderabad on January 3.

The five-day Congress, to be attended by researchers, including a few from abroad, and scientists will discuss various problems being faced by different sectors in the country, including agriculture, rural development and education and suggest ways to solve them, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) general president-elect Dr Manoj Kumar Chakrabarthi told mediapersons here today.

A booklet comprising the recommendations would be submitted to the Department of Science and Technology for successful implementation of various projects, he said.

As part of encouraging budding scientists, there will be a session for them to present technical papers and the best paper will be given a prize money of Rs 25,000 and a certificate, ISCA general secretary (membership affairs) G Gangadhar said.

There would be a talent hunt where children the age of eight and 12 and also UG and PG students would have to come out with scientific model, he added.

The two were here to attend a three-day national level conference on ‘Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology- Concepts, Principles and Applications of Science and Technology for Nation-building’, hosted by Kongunadu Arts and Science College.

In her address, ISCA Convenor Coimbatore Chapter and College Chief Executive Officer CA Vasuki said it would be necessary that well-conceived but different strategies were devised for educating those who still remained unreached.

There was hardly any motivation for these under privileged to pursue education, she said, adding that this was where the concept of reaching the unreached through science and technology played a vital role.

About 500 experts and scientists are participating in the conference.

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