Vijnana Bharati Press Release:
Mumbai, June 12, 2013: India’s premier scientific organisation, ‘Vijnana Bharati’, in collaboration with Seva Sahayog, Global Indian Scientists & Technocrats Foundation (GIST) and Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS) will be organizing “TECH FOR SEVA” a socio-technical conference on inclusive and sustainable social development on September 28-29, 2013 at Cummins Engineering College, MKSSS, Pune, a press release said.
The conference intends to be a medium for the exchange of initiatives, intentions and information. Tech for Seva is a platform for deliberations and debates, evaluations and explorations, recommendations and resolutions that will lead to an amalgamation of ideas from all the major contributors.
Coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of great visionary of modern India Swami Vivekananda, this conference will be an apt tribute and a meaningful way to commemorate him as Swamiji had emphasized the importance of science and technology for the uplift of the masses.
Though the efforts are going on for positive social change and development at the grass root level with the intervention of effective scientific and technological tools, the desired impact is yet to arrive on ground. This reality can be attributed to a major disconnect between scientific-technological solution providers and scientific-technological solution seekers. The Tech for Seva aims at bridging this gap by providing a connecting platform for the solution providers and solution seekers.
There is also a need to creae a conducive, favorable ambience in the society in which the seekers will strive to pull the solutions and providers will understand the responsibility to push the solutions to the needy commoners.
Scientific and technological research and academic institutions- public and private both, corporate with CSR initiatives, and NGOs working as social change agents and individual solution sekers will be the main stakeholders of the conference.
This conference Tech for Seva provides an opportunity to scientific and technological fraternity to come forward and use their creative ability for social good and thus pay tributes to Swami Vivekananda who had inspired the late Jamshetji Tata to start first ever modern scientific institute – Indian Institute of Science (IIS) Bangalore for social welfare of masses.
The conference will be deliberating on topics related to Education, Health, Livelihood and Environment. Scholarly research papers will be presented in the conference. Besides posters on success stories and problems to be addressed; Expo showcasing relevant and appropriate technologies along eith solutions manifested into reality and student competition in ideas which highlight the use of technology to solve problems will be added attraction of the conference.
CSR representative, professionals and students, scientists and technocrats, government organizations, NGOs,social workers, and socially conscious citizens can register for the conference. Registration and other details are available on www.techforseva.org.
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