CSIR Scientists dwelt upon ways to reach benefits of science to the common man particularly in the rural areas as they discussed the issue on the eighth day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Platinum Jubilee Technofest at the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF). The Minister for Social Welfare and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot visited the CSIR Technofest as a Chief Guest today.
Addressing the seminar, Dr. Sudeep Kumar, Head, Mission Directorate CSIR, said,“CSIR’s objective is to reach masses through technology interventions.”
The session was also addressed by Mr. Bharat Bhushan from CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM). Issues like “Lavender cultivation on barren land, Honey extraction along with the flower cultivation were discussed.
The pavilion of ‘Societal Interventions’ displays aromatic products and drinks from different CSIR labs.
MoUs signing and technology transfer concluded the event. It included two agreements by CSIR-IIIM, one MoU each by CSIR-IHBT and CSIR-CLRI in the presence of Minister for Social Welfare and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Guest at CSIR Technofest.
CSIR-IGIB conducted activities for school students, quiz for general audience and lecture on Diabetes by Anil Gaikwad, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute.