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A TWO-DAY national seminar on rural technologies, being organised by the Vijnana Bharati, Madhya Pradesh, would be inaugurated on March 4 by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at 10 am at the Ravindra Bhavan.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 15:35 IST

A TWO-DAY national seminar on rural technologies, being organised by the Vijnana Bharati, Madhya Pradesh, would be inaugurated on March 4 by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at 10 am at the Ravindra Bhavan.

Former chairman of Khadi and Village Industries’ Commission, Mahesh Sharma, would be the special guest at the inaugural session while Padmavibhushan Prof K I Vasu, national president of the Vijnana Bharati would preside over the function.

The seminar is being sponsored by the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University and the MP Council of Science and Technology (MAPCOST). The objective of the seminar is to discuss the means of finding the best ways of implementing the latest technologies for the benefit of rural masses.

The Vijnana Bharati has been working in the field of science popularization with special emphasis on rural areas since several years, mainly in Southern India. The work also brought it a special award from the union HRD ministry recently.

During the two days, six technical sessions would be held at the S V Polytechnic, across Ravindra Bhavan, wherein various aspects of the topic would be discussed.

The concluding session would be held at 5.00 pm on March 5 with science and technology, culture and mining minister Laxmikant Sharma as chief guest.

First Published: Mar 04, 2006 15:35 IST