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November 28, 2020 Saturday 04:26:12 PM IST

CSIR–AMPR to highglight Traditional Artisans and Crafts Expo at IISF-2020

National Edu News

CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI)organised a series of pre-events as a Curtain Raiser to the India International Science Festival- 2020 to generate awareness which included lectures on a diverse range of topics ranging from Municipal Solid Waste, Amphibian Robots, Air and Water Purification, Solar Power Technologies, Smart Grid, Mini-Grid and Agro-Machineries. There were a total of 8 events which reached out to over 17,000 people virtually. The Concluding Ceremony for the pre-events was organised virtually on 27th November, 2020. Shri Jayant Sahasrabudhe, National Organizing Secretary, VijnanaBharati, was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

A similar event was organized at CSIR – Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI) in Bhopal. Dr. Avanish Kumar Srivastava, Director, CSIR–AMPR, informed that the Institute has been given the responsibility of Traditional Artisans and Crafts Expo at the India International Science Festival 2020 (IISF2020). Two brochures on ‘Utilization of Parali’ and ‘IISF – 2020’ were release on the occasion.  A large number of students of KV, NavodayVidyalayas, IITs, NITs, NITTTR Chandigarh, 38 CSIR labs and Colleges and Schools of the State government and their parents participated in this event. He underlined the societal contributions like distribution of masks and sanitizers to people, in the initiatives taken by CSIR-AMPRI in combating the effects of COVID – 19.

India International Science Festival (IISF) is a celebration of science and technology and in this programme, students, teachers, scientists, entrepreneurs, farmers, technocrats come together to discuss how science can provide solutions to improve our lives. The journey of IISF started in 2015. This year’s 6th edition of the IISF is being organized during 22-25 December 2020 on the virtual platform. The theme of this year’s IISF is “Science for Self-Reliant India and Global Welfare”. This year 41 events are going to be organized. The organising department is CSIR and the Nodal Institute is CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi. IISF - 2020 is an integral part of India’s long term vision in developing the spectrum of scientific temper in India and abroad. The objective of this programme is to showcase Indian science achievements and innovations for the students, young researchers and general public and to display India’s contribution in the field of S&T and to motivate the young scientists to find solutions to the burning issues of our society. IISF is an annual event organised jointly by S&T Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and VijnanaBharati (Vibha).On 17th November 2020, the first Curtain Raiser was organized in New Delhi.