As the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF), 2016 kicked off on Monday with the inauguration by President Pranab Mukherjee, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) opened its mega showcase at Pragati Maidan. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, inaugurated the ‘CSIR Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest’.
The Techno Fest unfolded various contributions of CSIR at its 14 theme pavilions, including water, aerospace and strategic sector, energy, leather, healthcare and generics among many others. Dr. Harsh Vardhan visited each theme pavilion and interacted with the labs’ directors and scientists.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “This Techno Fest is an opportunity for the young students, scientists and the common people to come under one roof and witness the knowledgebase of achievements and researches by CSIR.”
The S&T Minister also unveiled the brochures of the thematic areas at the exhibition and keeping to the overall theme of the event, Digital India, launched a Micro Site of ‘CSIR Platinum Jubilee Techno Celebrations’.