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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PCST 2010 AND SCIENTOONS PDF Print E-mail
Written by pksri   
Monday, 27 December 2010 23:23

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PCST 2010 AND SCIENTOONS

December 6-9, 2010-12-18

New Delhi, India

It’s a great honour for me to present the report of the PCST 2010. In this conference around 400 delegated from 51 countries and delegates representing 30 states of India participated. Foreign delegates included from countries like Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, China, UK, Estonia, France, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Netherlands, Qatar, Turkey, Taiwan, South Africa and many countries. The conference was inaugurated by former president of India His Excellency Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He delivered a very motivating speech and interacted specially with the younger people. Dr Kamal Kant Dwivedi, Head and Advisor, NCSTC, DST, Govt. of India welcomed all the delegates. Dr T. Ramasamy, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India and Dr Shailesh Naik, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India also spoke on this occasion. Mr. Toss Gascoigne, President of PCST net work also delivered his speech. Dr Manoj Patairiya proposed a vote of thanks.


In the conference a total of 40 technical sessions were organized on 5 different themes divided into 8 technical sessions. Pradeep K. Srivastava, India, delivered a special evening talk on “Scientoons and Scientoonics” on December 6, 2010. Prof. Bruce Lewenstein, USA delivered an evening talk on December 7, 2010 and Prof. B.P. Sanjay shared his experiences pertaining to Science Communication in India on December 8, 2010. Three Plenary sessions were also organized in which many relevant issues related with science communication were discussed in detail.


An exhibition was also organized in which many departments participated and displayed their achievements. A poster session was also organized for the young science communicators.


Every day in the evening cultural programs were organized. First day delegates enjoyed the Kathak dance and second day was the fusion music which was the perfect blend of old and modern music. Third day Kuchpudi, a south Indian dance captivated the audience.


 

 

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