About 500 Indian school students from Class 8 to 10 are poised to set a world record in ‘isolating DNA’ at India International Science Festival (IISF) slated to be held from October 5 to 8 in Lucknow. The students drawn from different parts of the country will be given training to carry out the experiment.
IISF, to be inaugurated by President of India Ramnath Kovind, will have special events such as Students Science Village to instill scientific spirit among school children. The Students Science Village programme is linked with Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to reach out to rural masses and propagate science and for seeking scientific solutions to diverse challenges facing the rural society. Besides, Global Indian Science & Technology Stakeholders Meet, Industry Academia Meet and Science & Technology for Harnessing Innovations and National Start-up Entrepreneurship Summit will be held as part of the event.
Another highlight of the festival is the participation of women scientists and entrepreneurs. The programme develop new entrepreneurship and explore new vistas of opportunities in the field of science and technology among women. Approximately 800 women scientists/entrepreneurs will attend the event. Besides, there will be a Mega Science and Industry Expo at the event. Also there will be a conclave of S&T Ministers for Science & Technology as part of the event.