The India International Science Festival (IISF) was started 5 years ago, in 2015 to celebrate science and technology in all its splendor. Science and Technology have given us the life we live today and for that we are greatly indebted. This festival was started as a way to celebrate science and its inventions and advancements and the ways in which it has contributed to all spheres of our lives.
The festival, curated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), aims at making people aware of how science and technology have brought about an impactful change in our lives by celebrating the field and promoting the spirit of scientific inquiry and curiosity.
This year, the 5th India International Science Festival is being held in the city of joy, Kolkata, from 5th to 8th November. The festival is all set to be held at the Biswa Bangla Convention Center, New Town, Kolkata. Like all its previous editions, this year’s edition of IISF is aiming at achieving utmost success in its endeavor to promote the growth of science and technology.
Our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the event by addressing all those present, at 4.00 pm today at the Biswa Bangla Convention Center via video conference. The union minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Mr. Harsh Vardhan will also be present at the inauguration ceremony today. A number of scientists, academicians and ministers of Science and Technology of states will also be attending the event.
Over 28 events are supposed to held as part of the festival, with around 12,000 science and research delegates in attendance. Around 8,000 school and college students will be participating in the various events which will be conducted in the 4 day span. Another important thing is that the event will see around 700 women scientists and entrepreneurs as part of the festival to bring out the significance of the role that women have played in ascertaining the path of scientific growth and technological advancement.
The 4-day festival will also host a Young Scientists’ Conference which will see the coming together of a number of young scientists, researchers and enthusiasts who shall hold discussions with science geniuses and present their research and findings.
As mentioned earlier, this festival seeks to celebrate science and the spirit of science by showcasing the progress our country has made in the field with the commitment to continue to do so in future. It is a celebration of all that has been achieved and all that is going to be achieved by ignited minds in the upcoming time. It is a celebration of the brilliance of the human mind and its progressive designs which has brought us where we are and which will lead us to newer heights with time.