Bhubaneswar: After a gap of half a century, State is going to host 99th National Science Congress here at Bhubaneswar. After thorough scrutiny, and long deliberations, National Institute of Science and Educational Research (NISER) and National Science Congress Association has selected KIIT Deemed University as the right place for smooth organizing of such a mega event.
As per tradition of the Science Congress, the 99th National Science Congress Congregation will be started from 3rd January and end up on 7th January. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 99th Conference and will also declare it's closing ceremony. Scientists, Research Scholars, Noble laureates, Women Scientists and Young Scientists will participate this mega event across from the world.
Around 100 Scientific Organizations all over the Country will participate the Exhibition to exhibit their products and technologies. The Department of Science and technology, govt. of Orissa will also participate the Exhibition like previous years in Celilong(Meghalaya), Kerla, and Chennai. An official of the Deptt. informs that the Deptt. has been consecutively achieved the ³Best State Award´ for it's unique Exhibition in 96 th ,97th and 98th Science Congress.
Prof. Githa Bali, Vice Chancellor of Karnatak State Women¶s University, Bijapur who has got expertise in Neurophysiology will be the Chairperson as declared in 98th Science Congress, Chennai. The 99th Science Congress will focus on hot topics like climate changes, Food Security, clean-green energy from renewable sources, Space technology, food and nutrition, preventive maternal and child care, tracking neurodegenerative diseases, women in science and science for women, science Education in Rural Areas.
Apart from this, India's highest Science Award coined by Late Biju Pattnaik ³Unesco-Kalinga Science Award´ will be offered by the Prime Minister to the winners on the inaugural day. UNESCO has constituted a Jury Board for world wide selection, said Bimal Das, President of Kalinga Foundation Trust. Director General of UNESCO Ms. Areena will attend the ceremony. 50 Scientists and 6 Noble laureates will be invited for this particular category of UNESCOKalinga Award Ceremony.
Besides, financial assistance, the State Government will provide transportation, security and other arrangements for smooth and successful conduct of the event. In this regard, a high level meeting under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary is likely to be held today, as per information gathered from Science & Technology Department.