The Ministry of Culture will organize week-long exhibitions in 75 locations illustrating 75 years of scientific and technological achievements
The Union Ministry of Culture will organize week-long commemorative exhibitions from February 22 to 28 at 75 venues across the country, showcasing 75 years of India’s achievements in science and technology in part of “Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate”.
Giving this information here, a note from the Ministry of Culture said ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’, a festival of SCoPE (Science Communication Extension Extension) coinciding with Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, will be inaugurated at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital on Tuesday by the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Development of the North East Region of India G Kishan Reddy and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh.
The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous corporation under the Ministry of Culture, will work in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, to organize commemorative exhibitions nationwide “75 years of independence: India’s achievements in science and technology to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our independence.HMCS forms the largest network of science centers and museums in the world under one administrative umbrella, the memo from the ministry of Culture.
A series of lecture-demonstrations within the framework of Dhara – an ode to the Indian system of knowledge – will also take place. The first event in this series will be dedicated to “India’s Contribution to Mathematics through the Ages” and will cover Mathematics of the Ancient Period – Geometry in Śulbasūtras, Piṅgala’s Chandas-śāstra and Classical Period – Landmarks in the Indian algebra, Jyotpatti, Trigonometry in India, Indeterminate equations in Indian algebra and the Kerala school: Mādhava infinite series for π, calculus of trigonometric functions.
Several similar events around “economic thought in ancient India”, metallurgy and agriculture, etc. are also planned.
The week-long program will be conducted in various Indian languages such as Kashmiri, Dogri, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Maithili and Manipur. There will also be a screening of 75 films on scientific developments and achievements in India on this occasion.
In addition, the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with various science and technology organizations and in partnership with state-level agencies, will also organize Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate events at the local level.
The program was designed to inspire India’s youth and help them navigate progressive nation building and was held at 75 locations across the country from Leh and Srinagar to Port Blair and the Kavaratti Islands to Lakshadweep from north to south and from Ahmedabad and Daman to Itanagar, Kohima and Aizawl from west to east, except for the national capital of Delhi. The program aims to bring together several ministries, departments, regional actors and the general public under the banner of Amrit Mahotsav, according to the note from the Ministry of Culture here.