The five-day Congress, to be attended by researchers, including some from abroad and scientists, would discuss problems faced by sectors like agriculture, rural development and education and suggest ways to solve them, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) General President elect, Dr Manoj Kumar Chakrabarthi told reporters here today.
The Prime Minister would inaugurate the congress on January 3 next year, he said.
A booklet comprising recommendations would be submitted to the Department of Science and Technology for successful implementation of various projects, he said.
As part of encouraging budding scientists, there will be a session for them to present technical papers. The best paper would be given Rs 25,000 and a certificate, ISCA General secretary (Membership affairs) G Gangadhar said.
Similarly, there would be a talent hunt, where children aged between eight and 12 years and also Undergraduate and post graduate students, will be asked to come out with scientific models, Gangadhar said.
Both were here to attend a three-day National level Conference on 'Reachng the Unreached through Science and Technology-Concepts, principles and applications of science and technology for nation building' hosted by Kongunadu Arts and Science College.
ISCA Convenor Coimbatore chapter and College CEO, C A Vasuki said it was necessary for well conceived but different strategies to be devised for educating those who still remaine unreached.
Stating that there was hardly any motivation for these underprivileged to pursue education,Vasuki said that this was where the concept of reaching the unreached through science and technology played a vital role in nation building.
About 500 experts and scientists are participating in the conference.
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