New Delhi, May 31,2023 – The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and Vijnana Bharati is jointly organising a groundbreaking event, the Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats Forum (GIST) at the National Agricultural Science Complex, N. Delhi. The GI-YSRI Conference (Global Indian Young Scientists Research & Innovation) started today and will go on till June 2nd at the same venue.
The conference was inaugurated by Shri Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary Ministry of Ayush who was the Chief Guest at the event. Present at the occasion were senior faculty members of AIIA & Vijanana Bharati along with eminent personalities, scholars, and leaders from the Indian diaspora worldwide, focusing on promoting collaboration and innovation in the fields of science and technology.
The primary objective of the Conference is to introduce GIST to heads of agencies, showcase ongoing collaborations and partnerships, identify new opportunities for collaborations, and emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in promoting science and technology. The event serves as a platform for inviting more agencies and engaging the scientific and technological diaspora, highlighting and discussing ongoing partnerships and collaborations between the science and technology diaspora and Indian scholars and leaders, and addressing important societal needs. Furthermore, GIST aims to develop a model and platform for open and thoughtful deliberations and scientific dialogues on key national and international topics, ensuring that no individual or group is left behind.
“We are excited to inaugurate the GIST Meet and GI-YSRI Conference, providing a unique platform for global Indian scientists and technocrats to contribute to science and technology advancement," said Vd. Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Secretary, Ministry Of Ayush, highlighting Ayurveda's role in promoting overall well-being. "I urge young researchers to think innovatively, solve common problems together, and actively address India-centric challenges. By collaborating, engaging in transdisciplinary research, and fostering innovation, we can elevate India through science and technology.”
"We are proud to collaborate with the Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats Forum (GIST) as co-hosts of this event," said Prof. (Dr) Tanuja Nesari, Director of AIIA. "At the event today, scientists and technocrats engaged in discussions to outline the roadmap for science initiatives, including technology and traditional systems such as Ayurveda. Additionally, it highlighted the importance of Ayurveda Aahar for agriculture and education. This partnership will greatly benefit scientists and young scholars from AIIA."
Dr. Yelloji Rao Mirajkar, said “The GIST meet and conference is about fostering different kinds of collaborations through NGO’s, academic institutions, national research organizations, national departments and ministries. We are confident that GIST conference will be successful in achieving a landmark result.”
Engaging sessions, interactive discussions, and presentations on a wide range of topics, exploring avenues for scientific progress and innovation will be discussed at the event. Participants from various scientific disciplines also shared their expertise, experiences, and insights, facilitating valuable exchanges and creating a conducive environment for collaboration.
The event at the National Agricultural Science Complex serves as a milestone in fostering a vibrant community of Indian scientists and technocrats, united in their commitment to advancing knowledge and driving scientific development for the betterment of society.
About All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)
AIIA, the apex institute of Ayurveda in India is an Autonomous Institute under the Ministry of AYUSH which aims at bringing a synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern tools and technology. The Institute has 25 specialty departments, 12 clinics with 8 inter-disciplinary research laboratories and an international collaborative centre for global promotion and research in Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the oldest system of medicine and health science dating back to more than 3,000 years. The cardinal aim of Ayurveda is to restore the induvial balance between body, mind and spirit. There is a great demand for the science of life not only in India but in other parts of the world.
About Vijnana Bharati
Swadeshi Science Movement was started in Indian Institute of Science- (Bengaluru) by a few eminent scientists under the guidance of Prof. K I Vasu. This movement gradually gained momentum and emerged as an organization with national presence. In 1991(Oct 20-21) at the Nagpur meet, it was decided, to launch the Swadeshi Science Movement at all India Level and named it as Vijnana Bharati. Vijnana Bharati has units in 22 states across the country and contacts in 4 states. It is working in 11 different areas through autonomous institutions, independent organizations & also as project entities.
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