VigyanYatra is a promotional activity of the India International Science Festival. In this activity, the mobile science exhibition vans flag off from many cities of the country and the vision behind this science journey is to promote scientific temper and inculcate the culture of science among the masses. This program also ignites the minds of the youngsters because science exhibition mobile vans are viewed by all local school/university students that create interest in science and generate awareness about the IISF.
This 6th edition of IISF is going to be organized on a virtual platform due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. Around 30 locations have been identified across the country where this science journey will be organized. Eminentscience communicators, innovators, teachers, students, and research scholars of the locality will be felicitated.
Indian Association of the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata organized this VigyanYatra virtually recently. Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya, Director, IACS inaugurated the programme. Chief Guest Prof. M.M. Sharma, FRS, and Padma Vibhushan shed light on the importance of the International Science Festival and the need and outcomes of this unique activity ‘VigyanYatra’. The invited lecture was delivered by Shri Praveen Ramdas, National Secretary, VijnanaBharati. Prof. AmitavaPatra, Director, INST (Mohali), Prof. Y. Sudhakar, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Prof. ParthaPratimChakrabarti, IIT Kharagpur also gave lectures.
CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad also organized ‘VigyanYatra’ on the Youtube platform, under the East segment of four segments (East, West, North, and South) cover the whole country. Click here to visit the YouTube Channel.