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Vigyan Samagam launched at Bengaluru

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



Exhibition Venues

Mumbai

8th May to 7th July, 2019

Nehru Science Centre, Worli

Mumbai is not only ‘The Gateway of India’ but also hosts the gateway to science and technology, with several Units of DAE and Institutions affiliated to DST.

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Bengaluru

29th July to 28th September, 2019

Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bengaluru

Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, which inspires a million minds, is also home to Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, which inspires citizens of tomorrow.

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Kolkata

4th November to 31st December, 2019

Science City

Kolkata, with edifices of colonial charm, is also home to a towering edifice of science and technology.

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Delhi

21st January to 20th March, 2020

The National Science Centre, Delhi

Delhi, where the bygone era gives way to a vibrant tomorrow; where the historic Old Fort stands next to The National Science Centre.

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Message From Hon'ble Member, NITI Aayog

Prof. K VijayRaghavan

Dr. V. K. Saraswat

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.



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Words Of Encouragement

Prof. K. VijayRaghavan

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.

Dr. Anil Kakodkar

Member, AEC and Chairman, RGSTC

Vigyan Samagam exhibition will benefit national scientific and technological capability and catalyse engagement of more students, researchers and industry.

Prof. V. S. Ramamurthy

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.

Shri Ashutosh Sharma

Secretary, DST

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.

Shri K. N. Vyas

Secretary - DAE

DAE takes pride in organizing a first of its kind conglomeration of mega science project.

Shri Arun Goel

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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