The 3rd Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) and Expo is going to commence on 11th October 2012 at Lovely Professional University. BVS is to be organized jointly, for four days, by Vijnana Bharati along with LPU, Punjab Technical University and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, to last up to 14th October. The organization will witness mega presence of large number of scientists, technocrats along with artisans and farmers, to discuss and disseminate knowledge, information for mutual beneficial ends. The conference is expecting 2000 delegates from all over the country in which around 60 experts, in various fields, will impart expert lectures. The present challenges and development strategies for Punjab will be discussed exclusively in this conference. On its first day, Expo will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Punjab S. Prakash Singh Badal. The second day will see the opening of BVS by Shri T K A Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister of India. Whereas, its valedictory programme will have Hon Governor of Punjab, Shri Shivraj Patil, as the Chief Guest of the concluding day.
Talking to Media, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: "For all the four days of BVS-EXPO; we have invited more than one lakh students from about 12,000 Senior Secondary Schools, Polytechnic Colleges and ITIs from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh and other parts of country. About 10,000 Principals and teachers are also anticipated to throng the campus. For them and other onlookers; there will be 120 stalls, In three mammoth hangers, to exhibit the best of displays from ISRO, DRDO, DFO, Army, Governments of MP, HP, Punjab, Vijnana Bharati, PTU, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, and, of course, LPU." Further, Vice Chancellor PTU, Dr Rajneesh Arora explained: "To make the visit more purposeful and interesting, in addition to Conference and Science Expo, many Technical and Non-technical activities and games, under the title 'Infotainment Fiesta' will also be conducted for visiting students. Students along with their teachers will learn, explore, participate and experience this mega event. For Teachers & Principals Workshops on leadership, e-learning and smart teaching will concentrate on leadership skills, usage of computers and internet for making teaching more effective." BVS Co-ordinator, Mr Jayakumar added: "In addition, Students will have life time opportunity to interact with Tessy Thomos of AGNI V fame and other renowned scientists. Two sessions per day will be arranged in which visiting Scientists will interact with the students."
Students will also have Educational Film shows, Adventure Sports, Literary Events, Competitive & Non-Competitive Events and Career Counseling Sessions also. For Engineering and Medical Aspirants, free mock test to evaluate their current preparedness. Moreover, free psychometric test for career suitability would be conducted to help students in deciding their career goals in a scientific way
Illustrative, in the field of science and technology, BVS & Expo is a unique platform which breaks the barriers of language by providing everybody an opportunity to present thoughts in one's own mother tongue. During the organization, three major plenary sessions will hold solid discussions on safe drinking water, affordable health care systems and Agriculture practices in the country. 30 technical sessions will discuss 328 different areas of research findings by experts and research scholars from all over the country. And, apart from technical sessions, 180 papers will also be presented as posters.
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