New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh today said that the 3-day “Akash for Life” Space Conference would showcase blending of traditional and modern knowledge through an extended integration of all schools of thought. The event is scheduled to be held at Dehradun from 5th to 7th November, 2022.
Briefing the media about the Akash Tattva, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has since 2014 always called for the integration of science and technological development within society in a way that places science in a position to address the needs of the common citizen.
Principal Scientific Advisor, Prof Ajay Kumar Sood, Chairman ISRO, S. Somanath, Secretary Science & Technology, Dr S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Earth Sciences, Dr M Ravichandran, Secretary Biotechnology, Dr Rajesh S Gokhale and DG CSIR Dr N Kalaiselvi accompanied the Minister.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, India’s ascent to the world comity of Nations will happen via Space Technology. He said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi provided a special impetus in the last over 8 years to all the scientific pursuits including Space Technology and added that the extension of applications of Space Technology to different sectors and areas brought ‘ease of living’ for common man.
Dr Jitendra Singh informed that 35 eminent speakers will share their thoughts on various dimensions of Akash Tattva during the Dehradun Conclave. The Minister said, the main aim of the conclave is to expose the youth of India to the wisdoms of ancient science along with modern scientific advancements.
The campaign ‘Sumangalam’ is being organised across the country for finding the solutions to the environmental problems like global warming and climate With an Indian perspective. From the point of view of Indian traditional knowledge systems, five national conventions will be held across the country on the Panchmahabhoot – the five elements for solving environmental issues for the betterment of society. We all are aware that Panchamabhoota’s consist of Aakash, Vaayu Jal, Prithvi and Agni.
The first conference on Akash Tatva – Akash for Life, will be held in Dehradun on November 5-7. ISRO and all major scientific ministries and departments are joining hands with Vijnana Bharati to organize this National conference. Vijnana Bharati is a dynamic Science Movement with a Swadeshi Spirit, interlinking traditional and modern sciences on the one hand, and natural and spiritual sciences on the other hand.