105th Indian Science Congress website launched

Imphal, Jan 2 : Chief Minister N Biren Singh today launched the official website of the 105th Indian Science Congress, 2018 which would 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 at a simple but solemn ceremony held at the Cabinet Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Education Minister Th Radheshyam, Khurai AC MLA L Susindro, Chief Secretary RR Rashmi, execu- tives of Indian Science Congress Association led by its General President Prof Achyuta Samanta and Manipur University Vice-Chancellor Prof Adya Prasad Pandey were present at 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 the launching of the website, the Indian Science Congress Association team put forward matters like accommodation, transportation, reception, sightseeing and declaration of some delegates as State guests before the Chief Minister and the State Government.
After patiently hearing the points raised by the association executives, the Chief Minister assured them to extend all possible support and co-operation to the organising committee for the smooth and successful conduct of the Science Congress.
The Chief Minister agreed to declare the Nobel laureates who would attend the congress as State guests.
The Chief Minister said that Manipur has been waiting for the Science Congress since a long time back, and it would become a reality soon. N Biren 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 visit the State during the Science Congress, the Chief Minister said that this is a rare opportunity for the State to show to the world that Manipur is a ‘Golden Land.’
Urging the people to extend full co-operation to the organising committee and the Government in hosting the Science Congress successfully, the Chief Minister 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 North East to host the prestigious congregation after Shillong in 2009. The first Indian Science Congress was held in 1914.

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