Even though there has been a tension surrounding the border, China remains to be one of the few countries which have been invited by the India. The invite is for a conclave of ministers of Science and Technology and is going to be held in the city of Chennai.
The discussion of the meeting is related to the problems in the country and how science and technology can be used for facing all those challenges. The other countries invited to the meeting include the Science Ministers of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.
THE INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL
The India International Science Festival (IISF) is a gathering of the scientists and students and has been prevalent since three years. The conclave is one part of the fest. This fest is organized to demonstrate and show the historical and the contemporary achievements made in the field of Indian science.
The Ministry of Science and Technology along with the Vijnana Bharti (which is linked with Rashtriya Swayam Sevak) are the ones who are the organizers of the fest.
According to Jayakumar A who is the secretary of Vijnana Bharti, this is the very first time that the India is holding such a huge conclave where the Science and Technology ministers have been invited from all the neighboring countries including China and Pakistan.
The first ever IISF was held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi where the students had managed to set up the largest science lesson. They even got that registered in the Guinness Book of world records.
The India International Science Festival is a huge platform for science and technology exhibitors. Any experiment or new innovation in the field of science and technology can be demonstrated here to score a larger audience view.
The newest India International Science Festival is going to be held at the Anna University, in association with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the National Institute of Ocean Technology.
The final confirmation is yet to come from neighbouring countries. Media has been trying to reach Arabinda Mitra but have not got the final count of attendees. Mr. Mitra is the head of the science cooperation division in the Department of Science and Technology. In any case, it is a big step. It will help stir discussions in the right direction. If all goes well, it will be a continued event with progressive agenda every year.