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Centre to hold week-long commemoration ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ from 22nd Feb across the country

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Government of India is holding a week-long commemoration titled Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate from 22nd to 28th February simultaneously in 75 locations across the country.

The programme will be held from Leh and Srinagar to Port Blair and Kavaratti Islands in Lakshadweep from north to south and from Ahmedabad and Daman to Itanagar, Kohima, and Aizawl from west to east, apart from the national capital Delhi.

The week-long event would display the country’s scientific legacy and technology prowess that has helped find solutions to defence, space, health, agriculture, astronomy, and other sectors. Giving details about the Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate event, Principal Scientific Advisor, Dr K Vijay Raghavan said, the programmes have been grouped under four themes.

He said, the first theme from the annals of the history of Science and Technology and this section traces the contributions of founders of modern science and institutions of national importance to nation-building. He informed that it will be done in the form of the screening of 75 films on 75 scientists, and 75 lectures by eminent scientists and technocrats across the 75 locations.

Dr Raghavan said that Second theme is Milestones of Modern Science and Technology, the third will be  Swadeshi Paramparik Inventions and Innovations and the fourth theme will be Transforming India.

On the occasion, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology Dr S Chandrasekhar said. the programme will not only motivate the young children but also the common citizens. This week-long event will apprise the people about the scientists who have played an important role in making India self-reliant.

During the press conference, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Dr Rajesh Gokhale said that the most important aspect of the Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate event is to popularize science and increase scientific temper in the country.

The programme will be held in various Indian languages, including Kashmiri, Dogri, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Maithili, and Manipur and will include the screening of 75 films.

The inaugural programme would be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi tomorrow. It will culminate with a grand valedictory function which will coincide with the National Science Day, celebrated on 28th February in remembrance of Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman’s path-breaking discovery of the Raman Effect in 1930@AIR


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