Friday, 6 July 2007

SciTechFest 2007 from Nov 23-25

A state level three days SciTech festival would be organized from 23rd to 25th Nov at Patna by 'Bihar brains'- an organisation of intellectuals from Bihar. The chairman of this organization, Bibhuti Bikramaditya announced the details of this meet in a recently held get together.

While delivering key note address, Sri Ajay Thakur, Commissioner cum Secretary of the department of Science and Technology emphasized the need for revamping the technical education in Bihar with the help of civil society organisations. He announced that Bihar Govt. is in the process of establishing Knowledge Park with the help of ICICI bank and other investors. He also put his point for the formation of Technology vision group under PPP (Private partnership Program) in which private agencies will be invited for the establishment of Technical institutions in Bihar.

He also announced that Bihar Govt is now seriously taking up the matter of the establishment of IISER (Indian Institute for Science Education & Research) in Bihar for which BiharBrains started a campaign. He appreciated BiharBrains for this Herculean task.
It was also decided in the meeting to organise three days' State level SciTech Fest 2007 from Nov 23-25, 2007 in which 100 local researchers from graduate level to Research Level would present their projects and about hundred private companies would be invited to install their stalls

BiharBrains is also going to start Late Anil Kumar Singh Yojna for needy talent in Gaya district of Bihar. As per this scheme, 15 students of class six would be selected through dist. level test examination and would be given Rs 250/- per month scholarship till the completion of their matriculation (Class 10th). This scheme will be launched in Gaya on June 4, 2007 on the occasion of the death anniversary of Anil Kumar Singh and scholarship would be awarded on Nov 10, 2007 (on the occasion of his birth anniversary). This was decided in the presence of Manju Singh, wife of Late Slain DIG who died while fighting bravely with criminals in a train at Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Patna, a year ago.

In this meet, Prof S.P Verma (EX-HOD ,Physics, Patna Science College), Dr. Dolly Sinha (HOD, Physics & Computer Science , Magadh Mahila College, Patna), Dr. B.K.Sharma (HOD,Electronics, NIT,Patna), Prof Santosh Kumar (EX-HOD CWRS,NIT,Patna), Prof Bharti S.Kumar , Dept of History ,Patna University) Amalendu Narayan Sinha, former editor, Hindustan times, Ajay Kumar,editor, BiharTimes were also present

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