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The Government of India is organizing “Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate” as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
What is Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate?
Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate (science is revered all over) is a nationwide week-long programme of competitions and lectures for school students and collegians.
Aim: To attract students towards scientific knowledge of articles of daily use and propagating scientific theories.
Organized by: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology, CSIR, DRDO and other ministries under the leadership of the office of the Principal Scientific Officer to the Government of India and the Ministry of Culture.
Coordinating Agency: Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization of DST with a mandate to promote science communication in the country, is the coordinating agency.
Themes under the programme: The programme has been grouped under four themes:
The first theme is `from the annals of the history of S&T’. This section traces the contributions of founders of modern science and institutions of national importance to nation-building.
The second theme is ‘Milestones of Modern S&T’. It will highlight critical discoveries, innovations, or inventions that made a mark in the global science or India’s development story.
The third theme is `Swadeshi Paramparik Inventions and Innovations’. It will showcase 75 inventions or technologies that made India self-reliant.
The fourth theme is `transforming India’. It will look at the road ahead for the next 25 years of Indian S&T.
Source: This post is based on the article “Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’’ published in PIB on 21st February 2022.