New Delhi (ISJ) - The best brains of Indian science and technology will share in Mumbai their vision on improving the quality of life of people with science and technology as a tool in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s poll promise. BJP?s poll manifesto had delineated the ?central role of science and technology in raising the quality of life of the people of the country?.
Several international scientists will also speak at the five-day session of annual Indian Science Congress at University of Mumbai from January 03-07, which Prime Minister Modi will open on Jan 03. While the most talked about Indian scientific expedition of the recent times, ?Mission to Mars? gets the prime slot ? Dr. K. Radhakarishnan will speak at the opening Plenary Session about India?s mission to outer space, with many remarkable successes under his sleeves.
Chinese Nanotechnologist Chunli Bai, who is currently at the helm of The World Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Romain Murenzi, the physicist and former Rwandan Science Minister are the other key speakers at the Plenary Session.
Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan accompanied by Secretaries of science departments will share their thoughts at the public outreach session, while Nobel Laureates ? American cell biologist Randy Schekmen and Bangladeshi social entrepreneur who pioneered the concept of microcredit and microfinance, Muhammad Yunus ? will also take the chair on the opening day.
The Congress has also sessions on subjects like genetically modified crops, Science in Ancient India, Tribal people?s health and challenges before science and technology besides an array of subjects.
Indian Science Journal will give comprehensive reports about the Congress and its proceedings.