Bringing the world’s major Mega-Science projects together, India’s first-ever, multi-venue mega-science Exhibition, ‘Vigyan Samagam’, was inaugurated today in Bengaluru at the iconic Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM). Eminent scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar, Member of Atomic Energy Commission and Chairman of Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Mumbai, inaugurated the Vigyan Samagam at Bengaluru. The exhibition will continue at VITM till September 28, 2019. Inaugurating Vigyan Samagam, Dr Anil Kakodkar, the chief guest of the inaugural function, expressed his pleasure at the organisation of the event and said, “In order to spread the awareness of the role such mega-science projects play in furthering human understanding at a global level and benefiting national scientific and technological capability and to catalyse engagement of more students, researchers and industry, it is absolutely necessary to highlight the value and impact of such programs to a broad cross-section of society. Vigyan Samagam is a unique endeavour towards the cause and has brought mega-science a step closer to the society.”Press Release - 29th July 2019
I congratulate Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) for organising the event showcasing India's participation in Mega Science projects - Vigyan Samagam. I also congratulate National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), for hosting this exhibition in their venue.
Vigyan Samagam will help in bringing science closer to the society. India's participation in these projects, which are exploring the Universe, from different perspective will help us understand it better. It also allows us to provide exposure to our industries to the cutting edge technologies these projects offer.
I fervently hope that Vigyan Samagam would be an ideal science communication platform not only for scientific organisations, academia and industry but also for policy-makers, media along with members of civil society.
I extend my wholesome support for this wonderful initiative and wish the event all success to the Apex Committee responsible for organising the event, with the support of DAE, DST and NCSM.
Principal Scientific Advisor
Vigyan Samagam will strengthen India’s participation in mega-science Projects and pave way for establishing science as a strong career option for the youngsters.
Member, AEC and Chairman, RGSTC
Vigyan Samagam exhibition will benefit national scientific and technological capability and catalyse engagement of more students, researchers and industry.
Emeritus Professor, NIAS
Vigyan Samagam exhibition will make visitors appreciate the challenge of carrying out research at the frontiers and encourage students to opt for careers in research.
DAE, DST and NCSM combination at Vigyan Samagam will help nurture a large number of young researchers, and accrue the benefits of efforts and investment in the times to come.
Secretary - DAE
DAE takes pride in organizing a first of its kind conglomeration of mega science project.
Secretary, Ministry of Culture
I am delighted to know that the DAE, DST and NCSM have come together to jointly organize a multi venue mega-science exhibition, Vigyan Samagam.
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