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Union Cabinet Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurates the Young Scientist Conference at India International Science Festival 2023

January 18, 2024


Shri Kiren Rijiju, Union Cabinet Minister for the Ministry of Earth Science, inaugurated the prestigious Young Scientist Conference on January 17, 2024, at the Indian International Science Festival at Faridabad (Haryana).

Addressing a gathering of esteemed scientists, researchers, and young talents, Shri Rijiju said that India would be led by the dynamic force of young scientists. He emphasized the pivotal role of the Young Scientist Conference (YSC) in providing a platform for nurturing aspiring researchers in the realm of frontier sciences.

Shri Rijiju remarked, “In the next 25 years, India will be propelled by the brilliance of young scientists.” He underscored the significance of the YSC in fostering an ecosystem that connects science with the common people, asserting that the growth and quality of life in a nation depend on building a society that promotes scientific temper.

Shri Kiren Rijiju while addressing young researchers

Highlighting the global challenges at hand, Shri Rijiju expressed confidence that the Indian young scientists would play a crucial role in addressing issues such as climate change and global warming. He envisioned them steering the nation towards a sustainable future through their innovative solutions.

The Young Scientist Conference serves as a vibrant platform, bringing together young postgraduates, research scholars, postdocs, academicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators under the age of 45. Participants are drawn from diverse backgrounds, including R&D laboratories, academic institutions, and industries. The conference aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences, ideas, and discussions that contribute to the country’s scientific vision.

The Science Media Communication Cell (SMCC) of CSIR-NIScPR coordinated the media publicity and visibility of the Young Scientist Conference for print, electronic and social media platforms.

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