· Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate five-day mammoth 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC)- 2019 at Lovely Professional University (Punjab) on 3rd January
· LPU engineering students have engineered ‘Solar Powered 12-Seater Driver-Less Bus’ to welcome PM Modi at ISC-2019
· Many Nobel Laureates, Union Cabinet Ministers of India, eminent Scientists from across the world are to attend the mega event
· About 30,000 people from diverse sectors of the science community from top educational institutions, industry and allied areas of India and other countries will throng the campus
Massive preparations to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Punjab, for world’s largest science meet ‘Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019’ to be held from 3rd to 7th January 2019, are in full swing. Hon’ble PM Modi will inaugurate this 106th edition of ISC-2019, based on the theme ‘Future India: Science and Technology’ on 3rd January. PM Modi will also address about 30,000 delegates including many Nobel Laureates, Union Cabinet Ministers of India, science policymakers, administrators, eminent scientists, young men-women researchers & school children from across India & abroad. Side by side, 100+ conferences and events of scientific and technology origin of utmost importance will also be held, where top brass from DRDO, ISRO, DST, AIIMS, UGC, AICTE, many elite universities of the USA, UK, India and other countries will participate.
The event will play a pivotal role in stimulating scientific research effort and raising the scientific temperament in the country and the world. The Nobel Laureates who have confirmed their participation up till now include German-American biochemist Prof. Thomas Sudoph, who has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on vesicle trafficking; a Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry Prof. Avram Hershko; and, a British born physicist Frederick Duncan Michael Haldane who has been awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.
General President, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Dr Manoj Kumar Chakrabarti believes that 106th session of ISC will be a milestone for the future development of India since it is going to provide a great platform to exchange ideas and innovations among young minds. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal expresses his happiness on organizing one of the foremost scientific events of the world, which interests the international scientific community. Mr Mittal shares: “Lovely Professional University is proud to be one of the first private universities in the country to host the Indian Science Congress. I am confident that this edition of the Science Congress will set new benchmarks for scientific discourse in India. Mr Mittal added, “a special ‘Solar powered Multi-Seated Driver-Less Bus’ is also designed and created by our engineering students, and this will ferry PM Modi to the ISC venue. There are more interesting things which will be showcased during different days of the science congress.” Highlighting, since the commencement of ISC’s first session in 1914 and thereafter with a long history of different editions, it is the only second time for a University of Punjab to organize this herculean science spectacle.
To be inaugurated on the 2nd day of ISC, 4th January 2019, Children’s Science Congress will target 10-17 years of children for carrying forward innovation and research in science to a next level. Near 150 science projects finalized by DST are to be showcased, and children will also have the opportunity to listen, interact with eminent scientists and Nobel Laureates. On the third day of ISC, two-day Science Communicators’ Meet- 2019 will be inaugurated, where the main aim is to be the dissemination of scientific information and inculcation of scientific attitude among masses. Various Journalists from top media-houses would also be a part of communicators’ meet. With inauguration on 5th January, ‘Women’s Science Congress’ will showcase the contribution of women in Science, Technology and the Society. Here, renowned women scientists and leaders from Government, academia and industry, who are decision-makers will be delivering lectures and participate in panel discussions for promoting talent among women. In addition, there would be 14 Plenary Sessions chaired by science and technology stalwarts, which will be an added bonanza for the gathered science community.
Other major attraction of ISC-2019 will be ‘Pride of India’ Expo to be organized separately under six gigantic stalls specially raised at LPU Campus. Exhibition organization is to popularize science amongst the youth to further prepare brilliant scientists and innovators of tomorrow. Major exhibitors include CSIR, ISRO, DAE, ICMR, DST, DRDO, ICAR and more.