Bhopal, Nov 16 (UNI) Aimed at educating common people about practical and theoretical aspects of science, the three-day 'Indian Science Conference- 2007' will get underway here on November 23.
''The conference would begin at 1000 hrs at Ravindra Bhawan here. A large science exhibition would also be organised at Lal Parade Ground here on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would inaugurate the exhibition at 1100 hours on November 22,'' state Science and Information Technology Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya told a press conference here today.
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam would be the chief guest during the valedictory of the function. Union Minister of State Suresh Pachouri, Uttarakhand Science and Technology Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal, the Union Secretary of Science and Technology and Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman G Madhvan Nair would also be present on the occasion.
About 2,000 Indian scientists, including prominent computer scientists Vijay Bhatkar, and about 1,000 students would interact with each other in the conference during which research papers would be read out in regional languages.
Several research papers would be presented during the conference being organised by the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal's Rajiv Gandhi Technology University and Vigyan Bharti. So far, 800 research papers had been received.
Special focus would be on global farming, forestry and traditional as well as contemporary practices in rural technology. A discussion between forest dwellers and scientists would be ensured to promote efficient utilisation of natural resources.