The 106th edition of the Indian Science Congress will be held next year from 3rd to 7th January at the Barkatullah University in Bhopal. General President-elect of the Science Congress Association, Prof. Manoj Kumar Chakrabarti announced that the theme of the meet will be ‘Future India: Science & Technology’.
As part of the valedictory function of the 105th Congress held at the Manipur University in Imphal yesterday, awards especially for encouragement of young scientist ‘Young Scientist Awards 2017-18’ to 14 awardees, ‘Best Poster Award’ to 20 awardees, ‘Best Science Model’ to five awardees and ‘Pride of Indian Exhibition Awards’ were distributed to the awardees from across the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said it is the responsibility of the scientific community to develop young minds to further research in the country. Strongly emphasising that the Science Congress should not be a one-time affair, the Governor urged the scientists to return to the state to conduct research in the field of science.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the inaugural session on 16th of March, exhorted scientists to extend their research from “labs to the land” for the greater benefit of the people.