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Ministry of Culture to organise commemorative exhibitions  at 75 locations across the country portraying 75 years of India’s achievements in science and technology as part of  ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’

Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate week-long festival ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ tomorrow

The Ministry of Culture will organise commemorative exhibitions at 75 locations across the country portraying 75 years of India’s achievements in science and technology as part of ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’.  Vigyan Sarvatara Pujyate is a week-long Festival of SCoPE (Science Communication Popularisation Extension) being celebrated during Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 22nd-28th February 2022.

‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ will be inaugurated tomorrow at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region of India Shri G. Kishan Reddy;  and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh.

The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Culture is an important partner in Vigyan Sarvatara Pujyate. It is working in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, to organize nation-wide commemorative exhibitions ‘75 Years of Independence: India’s Achievements in Science & Technology’ to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our Independence.  NCSM forms the largest network of science centres and museums in the world under a single administrative umbrella.

A series of lecture demonstrations under the ambit of Dhara – an Ode to Indian Knowledge System announced

The Ministry of Culture will also organize a series of lecture demonstrations under the ambit of Dhara – an Ode to the Indian Knowledge System. The first event under this series is dedicated to ‘India’s Contribution to Mathematics through Ages’ and will cover the mathematics of Ancient period – Geometry in Śulbasūtras, Piṅgala’s Chandas-śāstra and Classical Period – Landmarks in Indian Algebra, Jyotpatti, Trigonometry in India, Indeterminate Equations in Indian Algebra and Kerala School: Mādhava’s Infinite Series for π, Calculus of Trigonometric Functions. Several similar events around Economic Thought in Ancient India, Metallurgy, Agriculture etc. will also be organised.

The programme will be held in various Indian languages, including Kashmiri, Dogri, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Maithili, and Manipur and will include a screening of 75 films on scientific developments/achievements in India.

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Also, the Ministry of Culture jointly with the Government’s various science and technology organisations, in close partnership with agencies at the level of the states are celebrating Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate at a grassroots level. The programme has been designed to inspire India’s youth and help them navigate into building a progressive nation and has been organised at 75 locations across the length and breadth of the country from Leh and Srinagar to Port Blair and Kavaratti Islands in Lakshadweep from north to south and from Ahmedabad and Daman to Itanagar, Kohima, and Aizawl from west to east, apart from the national capital of Delhi. The program is a wonderful example of bringing together multiple ministries, departments, regional stakeholders, and the general public under the banner of Amrit Mahotsav.

Click here for Festival locations: https://vigyanpujyate.in/locations

For more details about Vigyan SarvatraPujyate please click on the links below:

https://vigyanpujyate.in/

Press release link: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1799860

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