June 24, 2019
The event is being jointly organised by the Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Science and Technology and the National Council of Science Museums
Vigyan Samagam has helped bring students, science enthusiasts, scientists, academics, industry bodies, apart from foreign partners, on a singular platform
After Mumbai, Vigyan Samagam will travel to Bengaluru and Kolkata over the span of the current year, before taking a permanent exhibition spot in New Delhi
India, with its long tradition of scientific and technological research and development, has been in the forefront of using innovation as a tool to connect globally
In a resounding success, India’s inaugural global mega science exhibition, ‘Vigyan Samagam’, being held in Mumbai over May 8 to July 7, has drawn more than 130,000 visitors so far. The event is being jointly organised by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture. Vigyan Samagam has helped bring students, science enthusiasts, scientists, academics and industry bodies on a singular platform. The total number of visitors is expected to cross 200,000 by the end of the event.
The event includes exhibits from prestigious organisations and projects such as European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, Thirty Meter Telescope, Square Kilometer Array, as well as India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO). The exhibition also arranged innovative and engaging activities for school students, apart from an Industrial exposition that witnessed great enthusiasm from several industry partners of various mega-science projects.
After Mumbai, Vigyan Samagam will travel to Bengaluru and Kolkata, before taking a permanent spot in New Delhi. Science and technology, besides making everyday life easier around the world, has helped in strengthening bilateral as well as multilateral relations between leading global powers. India, with its long and glorious tradition of scientific and technological research and development (R&D), has been in the forefront of using innovation as a tool to connect the priorities of major economies. In the Budget for 2018-19, India hiked the budget for various science departments by 6-18 per cent.