Indian Science Congress: Pride of India Expo : GP Message
With all humility, I would like to extend a hearty welcome to all the esteemed scientists and participants to the 105thsession of Indian Science Congress to be held during 16-20 March, 2018 at Manipur University, Imphal. When the world and the civilization today stand at a cross road, there could not have been a better theme for the session this year than Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology'.
The 105th session of the Indian Science Congress is bound to draw the attention of the scientists, technocrats and all other stakeholders to think over how the formidable power of science and technology can bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and how to reach the unreached in creating equal opportunity for everyone to do away with poverty, hunger, ignorance and other evils which still block our ways in stepping into a new world of hope.
As the General President of this august session, I feel privileged to extend my warm welcome to each one of you to Manipur the Land of Jewel, an exotic landscape with gently undulating hills, emerald green valleys, blue lakes and dense forests. I also take this opportunity to invite you to participate and support the Pride of India Expo, one of the major attractions of ISC and showcase your achievements, initiatives and vision for the future. Looking forward to meet you all in this great event.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta
General President - 105th ISC
The Indian Science Congress Association
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.