The Expo has been organized to bring together the scientific community, academicians, technocrats and other innovators to a single research forum.
The 3rd Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) and Expo was inaugurated, today, at Lovely Professional University (LPU) by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab and Chief Patron of the Sammelan, Sardar Parkash Singh Badal. The Expo has been organized to bring together the scientific community, academicians, technocrats and other innovators to a single research forum. Themed “Science for Global Development”, the Expo is dedicated to great mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary.
The Chief Guest was accompanied onstage by the Chairman of Lovely Group Mr. Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr. Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, VC Dr. Ramesh Kanwar, VC of PTU Dr. Rajneesh Arora, and BVS Co-ordinator Mr. Jay Kumar. Secretary of Technical Education in Punjab, Shri S.S. Channi, Cabinet Minister Bhagat Chunni Lal, Adviser to CM Sh. Kamal Sharma, MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary of Punjab Mr. Som Parkash, and Rastriya Sar Kaaryvah Sh. Suresh Soni were also present on this occasion. After lighting of the lamp for the smooth sailing of the Expo and the conference, the inaugural address was made by the Chief Guest, CM Punjab Shri PS Badal, “This prestigious event should leave an indelible impression in the minds of the participants. It should prove a useful platform to let students imbibe the scientific temper to the core.”
In 120 stalls covering close to 50,000 sq. ft. area missiles, rockets, a MIG-29, solar-panels and many other exclusive projects like Zero Cost Lighting in the absence of electricity were exhibited. The Rohini Radar, the latest inclusion in Indian Air Force, proved the centre of attraction. These captivating displays were from renowned entities like ISRO, DRDO, DFO, the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Governments of MP, HP and Punjab, Vijnana Bharati, PTU, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, and from different divisions and departments of LPU.
A short cultural programme was held before an extensive interaction between LPU Students and Dr. R. S. Khandpur, Director General of Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala. Visiting students and other educationists’ fraternity enjoyed Educational Film shows, adventure sports, literary events, competitive & non-competitive events, and career counselling sessions as well. After the presentation of mementoes, the vote of thanks was made by Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor of PTU.