CSIR explores ways to connect science with common man

The scientists from various CSIR institutes particularly discussed the ways to make a connect in the rural areas during the CSIR ‘Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest’ held at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi

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New Delhi: The scientists associated with various prominent institutes of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) dwelt upon ways to reach benefits of science to the common man particularly in the rural areas as they discussed the issue on the eighth day of the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Technofest at the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF). The Minister for Social Welfare and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot visited the CSIR Technofest as a Chief Guest today.

Addressing the seminar, Dr Sudeep Kumar, Head, Mission Directorate CSIR, said,“CSIR’s objective is to reach masses through technology interventions.”

The session was also addressed by Mr Bharat Bhushan from CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu. Issues like “Lavender cultivation on barren land, Honey extraction along with the flower cultivation were discussed.

Watch the above video to get a gist of activities at the event and listen to Dr Girish Sahini, Director General, CSIR.

The pavilion of ‘Societal Interventions’ displays aromatic products and drinks from different CSIR labs.

MoUs signing and technology transfer concluded the event. It included two agreements by CSIR-IIIM, one MoU each by CSIR-IHBT and CSIR-CLRI in the presence of Minister for Social Welfare and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Guest at CSIR Technofest.

CSIR-IGIB conducted activities for school students, quiz for general audience and lecture on Diabetes by Anil Gaikwad, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute.