Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel will inaugurate Vigyan Mela at 11.00 a.m. on February 09. Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Umashankar Gupta will also grace the programme. It may be mentioned that the 7th Vigyan Mela is being organized under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology and Vigyan Bharti at BHEL Dusshera ground from February 9 to 12.
The vigyan mela is being organized with an objective to apprise students and common men about the career opportunities, achievements of Indian scientists and science in ancient India, efforts for research and development in the country and expansion of scientific approach among the common men.
The main attraction of the mela will be progress in the modern science and technology beside art works of bamboo, clay craft and metal science. Moreover, special pavilion displaying innovations, various competitions for children, interaction with renowned scientists of the country, seminar, lectures, pavilion focusing on environment awareness and cultural programmes are the main features of the mela.
Several new programmes are being introduced in the mela for the first time. Special session on ‘Science and Spiritualism’ will be held and the World renowned Environmentalist Padam Bhushan Chandi Prasad Bhatt will also deliver lecture. Medicinal Herbs, agri-tech and health pavilion will also be there in the mela.
Information about Start Up India, Make In India and other government schemes will be provided. Moreover, a programme ‘Jan-Jan ke Liye Vigyan’ will be organized in the mela.
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), NHDC, ICAR, CAIR, DRDO, Union Ministry of Ayush (5 Departments), BHEL, Coal India Ltd., BrahMos Aero Space, various departments of the government, Tata, NPCIL and NTPC besides 124 organisations will participate in the mela.
Vice Chancellor JNU Prof. M. Jagdesh Kumar will be conferred with the Vigyan Pratibha Samman for his excellent works this year. In addition to this, EXPO awards will also be given and cultural programmes will be held every day during the mela. It may be mentioned that the Vigyan Mela was started in 2012 and it is being organized every year.