“Pride Of India Expo” Starts In Mumbai
“Pride of India Expo”, the mega exhibition of science and technology was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan in Mumbai on Saturday. This expo showcases the latest technological developments and the leading scientific products and services, achievements and schemes of the leading public sector and private sector firms in India, research laboratories and educational institutions and latest research and development initiatives.
The Expo, is organised as part of the 102nd Indian Science Congress, 2015. This is being held at the MMRDA Ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex. According to the minister, the timing of the expo is perfectly matching the purpose of the Indian Science Congress.
The 102nd Indian Science Congress would concentrate on two flagships and ambitious programmes of Government of India —‘ Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ and ‘Make in India’. Along with veteran scientists, this science congress is expected to have politicians, bureaucrats and corporate bigwigs deliberating on various parts of science and technology on the human development.
The various sessions of the science congress will see the participation of stalwart scientists like Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, K. Kasturirangan, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Dr. CD Mayee, etc.
The major attractions in the exhibition include the pavilions of ISRO with actual scale models of space rockets and satellite transponders, the model of “Mangal Yaan”, the Defence Research Development Organization pavilion, etc. Other important stalls are that of Department Of Earth Sciences, Indian Council Of Medical Research and Indian Council for Agricultural Research.
ONGC has displayed their latest oil drilling technology. The Government of India has put up a “Make in India” expo at the venue. The issue about farmers’ suicide in India would be touched upon and explored by Brajmohan Misra, the principal adviser for Department Of Economic And Policy Research of the Reserve Bank of India.
K Radhakrishnan, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairperson will make a presentation on the Mars mission, while principal scientific advisor to the Government of India and one of the topmost scientists of the country, R Chidambaram, will lead the discussion on the subject ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Skill Development‘.
The venue of the exhibition spreads over 15,000 sq. mts. and has the participation of more than 250 premier organizations. The educational institutions taking part in the exhibition include RTM Nagpur University and University of Mumbai. The exhibition will extend till 7th of January. The exhibition will be open to the public free of charges between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is expected that around 15,000 delegates and seven to eight thousand students participate in the congress.