Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 104th Indian Science Congress (ISC) at Tarakarama Stadium of Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on January 3, 2017. The theme of 2017 edition of Congress was “Science and Technology for National Development”. The event was organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), a premier scientific organisation of India. Its for the second time Tirupati was hosting the ISC, as the first time it was hosted in 1983.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the Pride of India (PoI) Expo, hosted as part of the 104th Indian Science Congress (ISC), at Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) campus. He visited CSIR, BARC, DRDO stalls and took keen interest in the CSIR products and technologies displayed.
The Prestgious event concluded on 7th January with a Valedictory function at Srinivasa Auditorium, SVU Campus Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidya Sagar Rao was the Cheif Guest. Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdary, State Ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao (HRD), Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy were also present at the function.
In the concluding session of the 104th Indian Sciences Congress, awards were presented to young scientists for their outstanding performance in research in various areas of science, Best Poster awards and Exhibitor of the year awards. CSIR received the Pride of India Expo-2017 Exhibitor of the year award for the year 2017.