On the occasion of India International Science Fesitval -2019
Science festivals are vibrant expression of the cultural importance of science and technology of a nation. It gives scientists, inventors and researchers a chance to interact closely with students and citizens from all walks of life. Science festivals offer many different forms of engagement such as, lectures, dialogues, panel discussion and debates; through hands on demonstration, shows, exhibitions, and wokshops; in form of science-related theatre, cafes, music, and stand-up comedy. The goal of the science festivals is to engage citizens with science in ways that are inspirational and empowering. Science festivals are the inspiring celebration of the fascinating world of science and technology.
India International Science Festivals (IISF) launched in 2015 is a celebration to promote Science and Technology and demonstrate how science could lead India towards a developed nation within a short span of time. The aim is to engage public with shows how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provide us with the solutions to improve our lives.
The Ministry of Science & Technology, the Ministry of Earth Science and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in association with VijnanaBharati (VIBHA), have created a unique platform of India International Science Festivals which intends to inspire curiosity and make learning more rewarding. The goal of the science festivity is to help youth, develop 21st century skills, with a focus on scientific knowledge, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. One long-term objective is to encourage students to study and work in scientific fields. The focus on the myriad faces behind some of the fascinating discoveries will thus, inject scientific attitude in the masses and will give us the power to create new possibilities. Once we get young people interested in acquiring new knowledge, asking questions, and starting the quest for the answers, we will accomplish our goal. India International Science Festival is a science outreach marathon and not a science sprint. We hope, this effort will fuel India’s drive toward becoming Vishwa Guru.