CANCHIPUR, March 20 - The 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) concluded at the campus of the Manipur University here on Monday evening.
Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla, Speaker of Manipur Assembly Yumnam Khemchand, general president of the Indian Science Congress Association Dr Achyuta Samanta, Vice Chancellor of Manipur University Prof AP Pandey, ISC organising secretaries Prof Arun Kumar and Prof W Vishwanath, and others functionaries of the ISCA attended the closing function.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said that scientists and experts attending the ISC would take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s message to extend research from the laboratory to land when they go back to their respective destinations.
Dr Heptulla admitted that development and women-led development would help in the progress of the country.
Manipur Assembly speaker Khemchand, general president of the ISCA Dr Achyuta Samanta, former general president of ISCA Ashok Saxena, and ISCA general secretary Gangadhar also spoke on the occasion in which 14 best paper presenters were awarded best young scientist awards. Some of the best pavilions in the five-day science expo billed the Pride of India (PoI) Expo were also honoured.
Significantly, the PoI Expo held alongside the 105th ISC near the entry gate of the well-decorated Manipur University campus became the most happening place during the congress. Besides holding scientific discussions and knowledge sharing by scientists and experts from various parts of the country and abroad through 14 different science sections, Children�s Science Congress, Women�s Science Congress and Science Communicators� Meet were also organised as part of the ISC after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the congress on March 16. Imphal became the second city in the North East to host the prestigious event after Shillong in 2009.