PM Modi to inaugurate Indian Science Congress on January 3

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the 102nd Indian Science Congress on January 3, it was officially announced.

Nobel laureates, noted scientists as well as academics of global repute are scheduled to participate in the event hosted by Mumbai University, its Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar said.

The theme of the event, which will conclude on January 7 is, ‘Science and Technology for Human Development,’ Velukar said.

The inaugural session and main sessions would be held at the Kalina campus of the Mumbai University. It is expected that the five-day gathering would be attended by around 12,000 delegates, he said.

The last time the event was held in Mumbai was in 1969.

Symposia on relevant themes like the Women’s Science Congress, Children’s Science Congress and a science exhibition would be organised during the session, Pro-Vice chancellor Naresh Chandra and director of the Board of Colleges and University Development (BCUD), Rajpal Hande said.

The Indian Science Congress is being organised since 1914, University Registrar MA Khan said.