The year 2023 is set to begin its journey with a major event on January 3 when Indian Science Congress in  Nagpur, Maharashtra.

The focal theme of this year's ISC is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment”. 

Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the 108th Indian Science Congress on January 3, 2023 at 10.30 A.M via video conferencing.

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It will witness discussions on issues of sustainable development, women empowerment and the role of science & technology in achieving this. The participants will discuss and deliberate on ways to increase the number of women in higher echelons of teaching, research and industry, along with trying to find ways to provide women with equal access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, research opportunities and economic participation. 

A special programme to showcase the contribution of women in science and technology will also be held, which will also witness lectures by renowned women scientists.  

Several other programmes will also be organised alongside ISC. Children’s Science Congress will also be organised to help stimulate scientific interest and temperament among children. 

Farmer’s Science Congress will provide a platform to improve the bio-economy and attract youth to agriculture. Tribal Science Congress will also be held, which will also be a platform for the scientific display of indigenous ancient knowledge systems and practices, along with focusing on the empowerment of tribal women. 

The first session of Congress was held in 1914. The 108th annual session of ISC will be held at Nagpur-based Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, which is also celebrating its centenary this year.

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