Bringing the world’s major Mega Science projects together, India’s first-ever, global Mega-Science exhibition, ‘Vigyan Samagam’, was inaugurated today at the Science City in Kolkata, by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences, Government of India. This multi-venue Science Exhibition, after its successful journey in Mumbai and Bengaluru, is now open for public in Kolkata. Commencing from today, Vigyan Samagam will be in Kolkata till December 31, 2019. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Science and Technology (DST), the funding agencies of these projects and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, having expertise in design and hosting science exhibitions, have joined hands to jointly organize this first edition of prestigious Science Exhibition.Press Release 4th Nov 2019 Kolkata
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.
Union Cabinet Minister, Health & Family Welfare; Science & Technology; & Earth Sciences
Mega Science Projects give rise to newer technologies which find numerous other applications in our day-to-day lives.
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.
Former Secretary, DAE
Mega Science requires mega efforts. Im very happy to note that DAE, DST and NCSM are together spreading the awareness about these collaborative efforts.
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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