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BOLLYWOOD TO MEET SCI-TECH AT NOBEL LAUREATES' SCIENCE CONCLAVE AT IIIT-ALLAHABAD

By Frank Franklyn – FUTURISTIC MEDIA NETWORK

It can be called the marriage of glamour with sci-tech, the clash of glittering jewellery and stones with slithering protons. Photons of light bouncing off the shimmer and sheen of pancake embellished with glitter. For the first time in Asian scientific history, Bollywood will meet sci-tech and hi-tech at the Nobel Laureates Science Conclave at IIIT-Allahabad – the biggest scientific gathering on this continent. The week-long event will be flagged off on 15th December, 2008.

Bollywood stars, actors and performers like Hema Malini, Shradha Sharma, Anup Jalota, Mital Singh, Bhupinder Singh and Penaz Masani have already confirmed their presence. Many more are still expected to join. According to Flynn Remedios, National Media Co-ordinator, Science Conclave 2008, “The presence of Bollywood will lighten enlightened minds as they pontificate on the Origin of the Universe, Relativity, Particle Physics, Nuclear medicine, Nanotechnology, Wearable Computing and so on.”

According to Dr M D Tiwari, Founding Director, IIIT-A, “For the first time in Indian and Asian history, 12 Nobel Laureates, leaders, policymakers, research scholars and students including the first batch of the “INSPIRE” program by the DST will participate in the conclave to discuss the emerging trends in the scientific research and technological innovations in world of science. This is a great opportunity for the Indian scientific community particularly young minds to interact with global veterans and stalwarts in the respective scientific disciplines. A few thousand scientists, post-grad students and others are expected to converge and interact with the Nobel Laureates at IIIT-A for the event.”

Many Indian senior politicians, bureaucrats and ministerial heads are also expected to attend this event. The Governor of Harayana and others like Shri Arjun Singh, HRD Minister, Govt. of India, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister for Steel, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Charanjit Singh Atwal, Dy Speaker of the Lok Sabha have already confirmed their participation and attendance.

The Hon’ble Prime Minister has also been invited to inaugurate the event as well as other senior politicians from the IT and I&B Ministry are likely to attend.

The Nobel Laureates Science Conclave is part of the Science Conclave 2008 – a mega symposium, exhibition and lecture series on science and technology at the IIIT-A and is the outcome of the untiring efforts of Dr M D Tiwari and his team of dedicated scientists and faculty at IIIT, Allahabad.

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