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.
Imphal is the capital city of the Indian state of Manipur. Ruins of the Palace of Kangla, the royal seat of the erstwhile Kingdom of Manipur, are in the city Centre, surrounded by a moat. Imphal has a untouched charm surrounding its natural beauty, sceneries and landscapes as well as a significant history leaving hints of the past around the city. A number of tourist destinations which include INA memorial, Manipur state museum, Kangla Fort, Langthabal, war cemeteries, Shri Govindjee temple, Waithou, Loktal lake, Manipur Zoological gardens and Keibul Lamjao National park makes Imphal a major visiting place.
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.