Centre to organise exhibitions to showcase India achievement in Science and Technology

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New Delhi, (UNI): The Ministry of Culture will organise commemorative exhibitions at 75 locations across the country, portraying 75 years of India’s achievements in science and technology as part of ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’.

“Vigyan Sarvatara Pujyate is a week-long Festival of SCoPE (Science Communication Popularisation Extension) being celebrated during Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 22nd-28th February, 2022” said the official statement.

‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ will be inaugurated on Tuesday at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region of India G. Kishan Reddy; and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh. The Ministry of Culture will also organize a series of lecture demonstrations under the ambit of Dhara – an Ode to Indian Knowledge System.

“The first event under this series is dedicated to ‘India’s Contribution to Mathematics through Ages’ and will cover the mathematics of Ancient period – Geometry in Śulbasūtras, Piṅgala’s Chandas-śāstra and Classical Period – Landmarks in Indian Algebra, Jyotpatti, Trigonometry in India, Indeterminate Equations in Indian Algebra and Kerala School: Mādhava’s Infinite Series for π, Calculus of Trigonometric Functions” it said.

The programme will be held in various Indian languages, including Kashmiri, Dogri, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Maithili, and Manipur and will include screening of 75 films on scientific developments/achievements in India.

Also, the Ministry of Culture jointly with Government’s various science and technology organisations, in close partnership with agencies at the state level in celebrating Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate at grassroot level. “The programme has been designed to inspire India’s youth and help them navigate into building a progressive nation,” it said.

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