New Delhi, Dec 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 on December 22 at 1630 hrs via video conferencing.
Union Minister for Science and Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan will also be present on the occasion, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement here on Sunday.
To promote scientific temper in society, the Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati conceptualized the India International Science Festival.
Launched in 2015, IISF is a celebration to promote science and technology.
The aim is to engage the public with science, celebrate the joy of science and show how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can provide solutions to improve lives.
The goal of the IISF 2020 is to help youth develop 21st century skills, with a focus on scientific knowledge, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. A long-term objective is to encourage students to study and work in scientific fields.