Inauguration of the 2021 India International Science Festival

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Panaji: An attempt to send most rocket kits from one location to create a Guinness World Record marked the inaugural event of the seventh edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF-2021) on Saturday here.

Stating that science and technology will propel India as a frontline country in the world for years to come, Minister of State for Union (Independent Loading) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Chargé) for Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh said: “When technology is combined with innovation, it makes life easier for ordinary people. The main objective of the science festival is to put the innovations into practice by the people. and develop affordable technology for the greatest number. ”

India is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its independence and it is time to map out the roadmap for scientific progress for the next 25 years, when India celebrates the centenary of independence. “Almost 70 percent of 135 crores are young people. It is the young people of today who will make this change,” he said.

Shortly after the inauguration, around 550 first graders from different schools in Goa embarked on rocket making in which prototypes of the working model will be made and later in the evening these will be launched from an open place to attempt the Guinness World Record.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Union Minister for Ayush, Navigation and Ports Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of State (MoS) for the Ministry of Tourism and Port, Navigation and Waterways, Shripad Naik, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr M. Ravichandran and The President, Vijnana Bharati, Dr Vijay Bhatkar also spoke on this occasion.

The India International Science Festival (IISF) is a joint program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), an NGO working for the propagation of science. The first TIWB was held in 2015. The main goal of the TIWB is to celebrate science with people in India and across the world.

Some of the main events of the inaugural function are Science Village, Meeting of Traditional Crafts and Artisans, Games and Toys, World Festival of Indian Scientists and Technocrats, ECO-FEST, New Age Technology and the Mega Science and Technology Expo.

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