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The 6th India International Science Festival to be held in Virtual format from 22nd to 25th December, 2020

New Delhi:20/10/20: The 6th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 will be held from 22ndto 25th December 2020. The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced this at a review meeting in New Delhi today.

Addressing the participants, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said “IISF 2020 will be organized at virtual platform even at a much-upscaled level than the earlier ones, this being the new normal. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also said that this year, CSIR will spearhead the IISF 2020 with the support of all other concerned ministries and departments.

The first and second IISF was held in New Delhi, the third in Chennai, the fourth in Lucknow, and the fifth IISF was held in Kolkata. ALL these IISFs had generated immense response from people within India and from abroad.

IISF is an annual event organised jointly by science & technology-related Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and Vijnana Bharati (Vibha). IISF is a festival to celebrate the achievements of India’s scientific and technological advancements with students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists, and technocrats from India and abroad.

IISF 2020 expects the participation of a large number of scientists and institutions from India and abroad as well as young people. Several events are expected to be lined up on various themes before and during IISF 2020.

Secretary DST, Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, DG,CSIR Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Secretary DBT Dr. Renu Swarup, DG ICMR Dr. Balram Bhargav, Shri Jayant Sahastrabudhe and others were present in the meeting.

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