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Chennai will host International Science Festival in October

Union science minister Harsh Vardhan announced that the International Science Festival will be held in Chennai from October 13 to 16.

science Updated: Jul 15, 2017 16:41 IST
Malavika Vyawahare

Chennai will host an International Science Festival from October 13-16, the union minister for science and technology, Harsh Vardhan announced on Saturday.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a new building of the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management at Anna University. The centre is mulling a National Coastal Mission, amid criticism of the review of the Coastal Zone Regulations, which lay down rules for activities along and close to India’s coasts.

The centre is under the Society of Integrated Coastal Management of the environment ministry that is centre for research including policy research on management of coastal and marine areas.

“I would also like to use this occasion to announce that this year the Science and Technology Ministry is organising the India International Science Festival in Chennai (scheduled to be held) from October 13 to 16”, he said.

The festival would bring in several scientists from various parts of the country, union science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan said Saturday.

The ministry would soon come out with a detailed programme about the event to be hosted later this year, he, said.

“Very soon, we will come out with a detailed programme (about the event). Already, the preparations have started. The Science Festival will see the participation of over 10,000 scientists from all parts of the country and from other countries”, he added.

The Minister who also holds the Environment Ministry portfolio sought people to take up “one environment friendly initiative every day” in the state. “We seek your (media) support in motivating the Tamil Nadu people for doing at least one environment friendly positive act every day so that we are able to have a huge positive national movement in the country”, he said.

(With PTI inputs)