Chief Minister N Biren Tuesday launched the official website of the 105th Indian Science Congress, 2018 to be hosted by Manipur University under the theme ‘Reaching the Unreached’ from March 16 to 20, 2018.
The official website https://isc105.org/ was launched during a simple function held at the cabinet hall of the CM’s secretariat here.
Education minister Th Radheshyam, Khurai MLA L Susindro, chief secretary RR Rashmi, executives of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) led by its general president professor Achyuta Samanta and Manipur University vice-chancellor professor Adya Prasad Pandey were also present on the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Science Congress, which is expected to be attended by around 5000 to 6000 delegates from different parts of India and abroad including some Nobel laureates.
Prior to launching of the website, the ISCA team put forward matters like accommodation, transportation, reception, sightseeing and declaration of some delegates as state guests before the chief minister and state government.
After patiently hearing the points raised by the association executives, the CM assured to extend all possible support and co-operation to the organising committee for smooth and successful conduct of the Science Congress.
Biren said that Manipur has been waiting for the Science Congress since long time back, and it would become a reality soon.
He also expressed pleasure that the mega event would coincide with the first anniversary of the BJP-led state government which would complete one year on March 15, 2018.
Stating that huge number of delegates and scientists would be visiting the state during the Science Congress, the CM said that this is a rare opportunity for the state to show the world that Manipur is a ‘Golden Land.’
Urging the public to extend full co-operation to the organising committee and government in hosting the Science Congress successfully, Biren expressed hope that people of the state would show their best hospitality to the visitors.
It may be mentioned that Imphal would become the second city in the entire Northeast region to host the prestigious congregation after Shillong in 2009. The 1st Indian Science Congress was held in 1914.