‘Indian National Calendar’, is a scientific expression of India’s identity and was adopted constitutionally by our parliament in 1957. This was an obvious gesture of restoring our identity soon after gaining independence. However, it has remained unnoticed in the people’s psyche, regrettably.
On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Vijnana Bharati in association with the Ministry of Culture, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, and many other scientific organizations like IUCAA, IIA, Vikram University Ujjain, IIT Indore, etc., and social scientific organizations like Rashtriya Dindarshika Prachar Manch, etc. wishes to celebrate this development at National level.
For this purpose, a Two-Day Conference and Exhibition on the National Calendar of India have been scheduled on Vaisakh 2 & 3, 1944 (April 22-23, 2022) at Ujjain and Dongla (a place on the tropic of Cancer).
To promote and popularise the conference, one of many curtain-raisers programs scheduled to be held was conducted today, Caitra 16, 1944 (06 April 2022) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam from 03:30 pm onwards. Shri Keshab Mahanta, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Science and Technology, Information & Technology Departments in the Government of Assam was the chief guest of the event. The opening remarks were given by Shri Jayant Sahasrabudhe, National Organising Secretary, Vijnana Bharati. Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati chaired the event. Dr. Arup Kumar Misra, Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Assam, and Dr. Asish Kumar Mukharjee, Director, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati were the Guests of Honor in the program. Dr. Arvind C. Ranade, Scientist ‘F’, Vigyan Prasar; Shri Rahul Ausekar, Rashtriya Dindarshika Prasar Manch, Aurangabad, Maharashtra; Dr. Parimal Chandra Bhattacharjee, President, North East Science Movement, Assam (VIBHA Chapter); Dr. U.S. Dixit, CIKS, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati also graced the occasion.
These curtain-raisers will make the young generation well aware of the Indian National Calendar. We have opened online registrations for participation in this event on the website created for this event on http://bharatcalendar.in. Selected participants will be given an opportunity to join the conference at Ujjain. An Expo related to the same, lectures, panel discussion, and observation sessions will be part of this conference. The program was also advertised live on the official handles of Vijnana Bharati on social media platforms, such as www.youtube.com/c/VijnanaBharatiOfficial, www.facebook.com/VIBHAIndia.org, and www.twitter.com/Vibha_india.