Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conferencing on January 3.
108th Indian Science Congress Host
The event is being hosted by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) at its Amravati Road Campus.
108th Indian Science Congress Theme 2023
The theme of the event this year is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.”
Mega expo “Pride of India”
A special attraction of the event is a mega expo “Pride of India”.
Vigyan Jyot – Flame of Knowledge – was conceived on the lines of the Olympic flame. It is a movement dedicated to nurturing scientific temper in the society, especially the youth. The flame was installed at the university campus and will continue to be alight until the end of the 108th Indian Science Congress.
The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. MacMahon.
The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15-17, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta, with the Honourable Justice Sir Asutosh Mukherjee, the then Vice-Chancellor of the Calcutta University.