The Glorious History of Indian Science Congress
Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is the premier Indian Science Community organisation formed with the objective of advancing, promoting and furthering the cause of science in India. Established in 1914, from 150 members and 35 papers communicated for reading at the first session to more than ten thousand members till date, ISCA has grown into a strong fraternity Over the years, ISCA has been headed by luminous personalities and scientists like Acharaya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, Sir J.C. Bose, Professor C.V. Raman, Sir Lewis L. Fermor, Dr. D.N. Wadia, Sir Shanti S. Bhatnagar, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Prof. P.C. Mahala Novis, Dr. Homi Bhabha, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Prof. M.G.K. Menon, Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Prof. Yash Pal, Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Dr. R.S. Paroda, Prof. S.S. Katiyar, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Dr. Asis Datta, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Dr. N.K. Ganguly etc.
Also dubbed as the City of Pearls and Cyberabad, Hyderabad is a major tourist destination in India. The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience.Situated in the southern part of Telangana in southeastern India, Hyderabadis the twin capital of the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India. To the traveller, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years including Charminar, pearls, bangles, silks, IT companies and mouth-watering cuisine. Though a cosmopolitan city, it has retained its glorious past. Hyderabad is home to people from diverse cultures and traditions.
Vigyan Jyot - Flame of Knowledge was conceived on the lines of the Olympic flame. It is a movement dedicated to nurturing scientific temper in the society, especially the youth.