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India International Science Festival (IISF)

23rd January, 2023 Science and Technology

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  • The 8th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) was inaugurated at the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal.


  • The IISF 2022 is the eighth edition since its inception in 2015. IISF is a celebration to promote Science and Technology and demonstrate how science could lead India.
  • This year’s IISF will also witness "Vigyanika", the Science Literature Festival where several programs related to the various genre is being organized. 
  • More than 2,500 school students from across India have been invited to attend the IISF festival. Additionally, the festival will feature Biotech and Agri-tech start-ups. Also, smart and knowledge toys made by local artisans at IISF will also be on display.
  • The theme of the four-day festival is Marching towards Amrit Kaal with Science, Technology, and Innovation.
  • The theme of the mission is aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to build a self-reliant India and is also aligned with the G20 vision, which is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or “One Earth· One Family · One Future”
  • Note: India assumed the G20 presidency on December 1, 2022.
  • IISF will feature 14 thematic events:
  • Students Science Village
  • Face to face with New Frontiers of Science & Technology
  • Science through Games & Toys
  • Students Innovation Festival
  • Vaigyanika (Literature)
  • International Science Film Festival
  • Guinness World Records attempts
  • Artisan’s Technology Village-Vocal for Local
  • Young Scientist Conclave
  • New Age Technology Show
  • National Social Organisations and Institutions Meet (NSOIM)
  • STEM @ 2022-Mega Science and Technology Exhibition
  • Start-up Meet
  • Science and Technology Council Conclave.

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