Bhubaneswar: Over 15,000 delegates, including scientists and students, talks by Nobel laureates and sessions on innovation, technology and research, all these on the cards at the five-day 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC), which will be inaugurated here by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday.
The venue Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University) has been decked up for the event, with the organizers rigid a big entrance gate with a Konark chariot wheel atop.
The road through which PM will impart his way to the venue has been delightfully decorated with big welcome hoarding and colorful banners and posters on both sides.
Achyuta Samanta, chief patron of the 99th ISC and founder of KIIT University, told that “More than 11,000 delegates have already arrived. By this evening, the number is likely to cross 15,000.”
This year’s edition will witness partaking from some of the brightest minds in the science world, comprising Nobel’s laureates like Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Kurt Wuthrich and Richard R. Ernst.
The five-day event will glimpse technical sessions, plenary sessions, vision talks, panel discussions. Public lectures, a ‘Pride of India’ expo and other programmes.
The prize was established in 1951 by UNESCO with a munificent grant from former Odisha chief minister late Biju Patnaik. The first kalinga prize was awarded in 1952 to French physicist Louis de Brogile.
The KIIT and the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) are mutually hosting the current ISC.