On October 20, 2020 Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, at a review meeting held in New Delhi announced that the 6th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 will be held from 22nd to 25th December, 2020. IISF 2020 will be organized at a virtual platform and will be spearheaded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) with support of all other concerned ministries and departments.
Secretary Department Of Science & Technology (DST), Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, DG, CSIR Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Secretary Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Dr. Renu Swarup, DG of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr. Balram Bhargav, Shri Jayant Sahastrabudhe and others were present in the meeting.
i.Harsh Vardhan stated that IISF 2020 needs to reflect the role of Indian Scientists and Science & Technology(S&T) innovations for Atmanirbhar Bharat and also for global welfare.
ii.IISF 2020 expects participation of scientists and institutions from India and abroad as well as young people.
About India International Science Festival
i.IISF is an annual event organised jointly by science & technology-related Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and Vijnana Bharati (Vibha).
ii.It is a festival that celebrates India’s scientific and technological advancement with students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists and technocrats from India and abroad.
iii.The 1st and 2nd edition of IISF were held in New Delhi, the 3rd in Chennai, TamilNadu, 4th in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and the 5th was held in Kolkata, West Bengal.
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Harsh Vardhan– Chandni Chowk, New Delhi