Odisha takes ‘rath’ route to popularise science congress

November 7th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (IANS) Odisha will roll out a science ‘rath’ Nov 14 in the state to popularize the Indian Science Congress that is scheduled to be held in state capital Bhubaneswar early next year, an organiser said Monday.

Governor M.C. Bhandare will flag off the ‘Bigyan Rath’ at Khandapada in Nayagarh district, Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT University and chief patron of the Jan 3-7, 2012 science Congress, told reporters.

Khandapada is the birth place of well-known astronomer Pathani Samanta.

The rath will spread the message about science and the science congress and take 20 days to cover state’s all 30 districts.

It will travel through more than 600 educational institutes of the state and reach Cuttack on Dec 3, 2011 at the Ravenshaw University he said.

Jointly organised by KIIT and the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), the 99th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The campus of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in capital city Bhubaneswar will be the venue and more than 15,000 delegates, including 500 foreign scientists and 20 Nobel laureates, are slated to attend the five-day mega event.

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