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Indian Science Congress

Context:

Lovely Professional University(LPU) withdrew from hosting 109th Indian Science Congress (ISC), raising concern about the event’s viability.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

About Indian Science Congress (ISC):

  • The theme of the 109th ISC is “The Global Perspective on Science and Technology for Sustainable Future”.
  • The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is the official body that organizes the event.
  • It will witness discussions on issues of sustainable development, women empowerment and the role of science & technology in achieving this.
  • The participants will discuss and deliberate on ways to increase the number of women in higher echelons of teaching, research and industry, along with trying to find ways to provide women with equal access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, research opportunities and economic participation.
  • A special programme to showcase the contribution of women in science and technology will also be held, which will also witness lectures by renowned women scientists. 
  • Several other programmes will also be organised alongside ISC.
  • Children’s Science Congress will also be organised to help stimulate scientific interest and temperament among children.
  • Farmer’s Science Congress will provide a platform to improve the bio-economy and attract youth to agriculture.
  • Tribal Science Congress will also be held, which will also be a platform for scientific display of indigenous ancient knowledge system and practice, along with focusing on the empowerment of tribal women.

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