7th Women Science Congress, 2018 was inaugurated 19 March 2018 in the backdrop of the ongoing 105th Indian Science Congress on its 3rd day being held at Manipur University since 16th March. Keshari Nath Tripath, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal inaugurated the 7th Edition of Science Congress for women at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University.
Key Note Address was delivered by Prof. A.P Pandey, Vice-Chancellor Manipur University. In his speech he said Women Science Congress is the most important part of the 105th Indian Science Congress for many reasons. It reflects ranges of areas where women’s intellectual, innovation, ideas, and many other things for women are given vibrant platform in promoting science and technology at many levels. Our Indian women scientists are not only taking initiatives but also taking part in the development of the country.
Prof. Vijay Laxmi Saxena, Former General Secretary, India Science Congress Association (ISCA) and Mrs. Namita Gupta, Scientist, Dept. of Science & Technology graced the function as guests of honours. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr. Ashok Kumar Saxena, Former General Secretary, ISCA.
Through Women’s Science Congress, more young female minds can be inspired to be a part of scientific community, to engage themselves in active research in science. Indian women have significant contributions at various levels but contribution in field of Science and Technology is less than expected.