A f our-day Indian International Science Festival (IISF) 2018 will start in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. IISF-2018 with its focal theme “Science for Transformation” will have 23 special events.
The IISF, to be held from October 5 to 8, is being organised in the state for the first time. It will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, whereas Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will attend the valedictory session, said Vardhan. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured all help for the event. While about 800 women scientists and entrepreneurs are expected to take part in IISF, outreach programmes for the same were carried out in 77 cities across the country where 5,000 to 15,000 children and scientists participated, Vardhan said.
Addressing the opening function, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, science has a solution to every problem and many problems of the country may be found out using a scientific approach. He said, the government is providing all possible help to Start-Ups and innovators.
The Union Minister said that the Members of Parliament have also been requested to send representations from their respective “Adarsha gram”. As part of the event, a “science village” will be set up at National Botanical Garden in Lucknow where common people will get to know about the progress of science, the minister added.