NCR Biotech Science Cluster to host India International Science Festival on 17-20 January 2024

This festival aims to celebrate and highlight a wide range of achievements in the field of science, technology and innovations in India

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New Delhi: A curtain raiser event of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023 was held in Faridabad, Haryana. This edition of IISF is being organized by the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Space, Department of Atomic Energy, Vijnana Bharti and Government of Haryana.
IISF-2023 will be hosted in the DBT Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) – Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) campus, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad from 17 to 20 January 2024.
This festival aims to celebrate and highlight a wide range of achievements in the field of science, technology and innovations in India. The theme of IISF 2023 is “Science and Technology Public Outreach in Amrit Kaal”.
Minister of Higher Education and Transport, Govt. of Haryana, Shri Moolchand Sharma was the chief guest for the curtain-raiser event. Dr Shiv Kumar Sharma, National Organising Secretary, Vijnana Bharati and Ms. Dhanalakshmi, Joint Secretary, Department of Science and Technology also attended the event.
Shri Moolchand Sharma expressed his happiness on Faridabad being selected as the venue for the upcoming IISF 2023. He said that this event would benefit a large number of schoolchildren from Faridabad and other districts of Haryana. Shri Sharma congratulated the organisers of IISF 2023 for the tremendous work that has been done in developing the venue and promised all support from the government in making IISF 2023 a grand success.
Ms. Dhanalakshmi, in her address, talked about how the venue was selected and the progress of getting the venue ready for IISF 2023. She appreciated the momentum and the progress made in the construction of the venue for IISF 2023.
In his address, Dr Shiv Kumar Sharma shared the journey of Vijnana Bharati and the efforts and work that is being done by the organisation in bringing science closer to the public.
Dr Arvind C Ranade, Director, National Innovation Foundation, shared glimpses of activities that will take place during IISF 2023.
During the event, IISF 2023 promo film and brochure were released by the dignitaries.
Dr Jayanta Bhattacharya, Dean and Executive Director (Additional Charge) delivered the vote of thanks and shared a small video of the work done by THSTI in developing the IISF 2023 venue. He thanked the secretaries of DBT and DST for their unwavering support and advice for the IISF 2023. Dr Bhattacharya expressed gratitude to DC, Faridabad and all the senior officials of Faridabad and state officials for their support in developing the venue in a record time and hoped the IISF 2023 will turn out to be a memorable event for Faridabad and Haryana as a whole. He also thanked the THSTI fraternity and NIF officials for relentless support and hard work towards making IISF 2023 a grand success.