Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar visits and speaks in the India International Science Festival
On day four the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023 got the presence of Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana, as the esteemed Chief Guest for the occasion. The mega science festival, organized from January 17 to 20, 2024, brought together the brightest minds in science and innovation, fostering a spirit of exploration and collaboration.
In his address, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar emphasized the boundless benefits that science offers to society without any discrimination. Recognizing the importance of science in shaping the future, he expressed his commitment to further integrate science with society through a significant announcement.
Shri Khattar announces the plans for the development of a state-of-the-art Science City in Faridabad (Haryana) spanning across 50 acres. This ambitious project aims to create a dedicated space for scientific exploration, learning, and engagement, fostering a culture of curiosity and discovery among the public, especially children.
Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Secretary DST felicitating Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar
The proposed Science City in Faridabad is poised to become a hub for scientific innovation, education, and outreach. It will serve as a platform for researchers, educators, and students to come together, exchange ideas, and contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
In his announcement, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar highlighted the importance of nurturing a scientific temperament among the youth and creating an ecosystem that encourages innovation and research. The Science City is envisioned as a dynamic center that will play a pivotal role in promoting scientific awareness, fostering a love for learning, and inspiring the next generation of scientists. He said that the country is marching ahead under the leadership of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in all walks of life including science and technology.
Shri Khattar highlighted the crucial role that the public engagement platforms like IISF play in fostering a scientific temperament among citizens. He emphasized that the festival serves as a bridge between the scientific community and the general public, demystifying complex concepts and showcasing the transformative power of science.
Prof. Abhay Karandikar (Secretary, DST), Dr. Shivkumar Sharma (National Organizing Secretary, Vijnana Bharati), Dr. Arvind C Ranade (Chief Coordinator, IISF 2023) & Dr. PS Goel (Chairman, National Innovation Foundation) were present on the occasion.
Source : https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1998086