A curtain raiser event of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023 was held in Faridabad, Haryana today. This edition of IISF is being organised by the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Space, Department of Atomic Energy, Vijnana Bharti and Government of Haryana. IISF-2023 will be hosted in the DBT Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) – Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) campus, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad from 17 to 20 January 2024.
This festival aims to celebrate and highlight a wide range of achievements in the field of science, technology and innovations in India. The theme of IISF 2023 is “Science and Technology Public Outreach in Amrit Kaal”.
Minister of Higher Education and Transport, Govt. of Haryana, Shri Moolchand Sharma was the chief guest for the curtain-raiser event. Dr Shiv Kumar Sharma, National Organising Secretary, Vijnana Bharati and Ms. Dhanalakshmi, Joint Secretary, Department of Science and Technology also attended the event.
Shri Moolchand Sharma expressed his happiness on Faridabad being selected as the venue for the upcoming IISF 2023. He said that this event would benefit a large number of schoolchildren from Faridabad and other districts of Haryana. Shri Sharma congratulated the organisers of IISF 2023 for the tremendous work that has been done in developing the venue and promised all support from the government in making IISF 2023 a grand success.