|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Oct 23: The 5th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019, an annual event organized jointly by Science & Technology related Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and Vijnana Bharati (Vibha), this year, is being held at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre and Science City in Kolkata during November 5th - 8th , 2019. Er Rajneesh Anand, Chief Scientist & Acting Director, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu while addressing a press conference held here today to give the detail of Science Festival said that since its inception in 2015, this event is 5th edition to celebrate the achievements of India's scientific and technological advancements with students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists and technocrats from India and abroad.
Thus, the theme for this year's festival is RISEN India - Research, Innovation, and Science Empowering the Nation. He also told that IISF is the biggest platform in the country to bring together students, researchers, innovators, artists, and the general public to celebrate India's achievements in science and technology and in fact is also an attempt to encourage young minds towards the field of science and to promote networking of stakeholders working towards the propagation of science. It was further informed that various scientific outreach programmes as pre-cursor events of IISF-2019 are being organized at different locations all over India which would finally be concluded as largest science festival of the world at Kolkata on 8th November.
As part of pre-cursor event to IISF-2019, at CISR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, the curtain raiser event will be held on 25th October, 2019 which will be attended by a galaxy of scientists, educationists, technocrats, scholars, students and members of civil society.