Mumbai: Vigyan Samagam, India's first-ever global mega-science exhibition, attracted around 130,000 visitors since it began in Mumbai at the Nehru Science Centre on May 8 2019.
Organised jointly by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), the exhibition has successfully brought students, science enthusiasts, budding scientists, and academia together.
During the ongoing exhibition, visitors were given the opportunity to learn a number of highly prestigious projects.
Speaking about the success of Vigyan Samagam, Ranajit Kumar, Chairman of the Apex committee said, "Such (a) encouraging response by visitors is a testimony to the fact that Vigyan Samagam has brought Mega Science a step closer to society.”
Arun Srivastava, Secretary Atomic Energy Commission and Head, said, “Vigyan Samagam has been successful in underlining the value and impact of fundamental research to a broad cross-section of stakeholders like students, academia and industries providing a unique Science communication platform.”
He added, “The exhibition at Mumbai gave us feedback which we have and will continue to improvise upon. I would also like to congratulate the press & media for helping us in spreading the awareness about India’s participation in Mega Science Projects and attract young people to visit our exhibition. Visitor footfall numbers are a testimony to the same.”
The exhibition in Mumbai will end on July 7 2019.
After Mumbai, Vigyan Samagam will open in Bengaluru on July 29 2019 and last till September 28 at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. From Bengaluru it will then head to Kolkata, where members of the public can visit from November 4-December 31 at Science City. In its final leg, Vigyan Samagam will travel to New Delhi's National Science Centre where it will be open to the public from January 21-March 20.