Students’ Innovation Festival Curtain Raiser for Goa Region

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Curtain Raiser of Students’ Innovation Festival (SIF-2022) a subset of India International Festival 2022 (IISF -2022) for the state of Goa was held in a virtual mode. 
Prof. Harilal Menon, Vice Chancellor of Goa University was the Chief Guest while Dr. Neena Panandikar, Principal of Don Bosco College of Engineering was the Guest of Honour. 
India International Science Festival (IISF) is an initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Science of the Government of India in association with Vijnana Bharati, a science movement with a Swadeshi spirit led by eminent scientists of the country.
The Students’ Innovation Festival will be held on 22 – 23 January 2023, at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, M.P.
In a short brief about the festival Dr. Maghendra Sharma, National Coordinator of SIF (SIF-2022) mentioned that the Students Innovation Festival (SIF) focuses on spreading technical knowledge and inspires students to develop technology for a sustainable future. SIF 22 would entice every prospective engineer, researcher, or scientist by bringing together the best minds in the engineering world and provide a platform for interaction. Further, he added that the core theme of SIF22 is “Developing Sustainable Life Based on the Five Elements of Nature.”
 Prof. Suhas Godse, President of Vidnyan Parishad – Goa, in his address said that IISF is different from other festivals with a Swadeshi spirit. IISF will focus on celebrating science and incorporating all sections of society. Vidnyan Parishad will handle issues at the grass-root level. He appealed to the student community in Goa to participate in this festival.
Dr. Neena Panandikar, Principal of Don Bosco College of Engineering while addressing stated that IISF is marching towards Amrit Kaal with Science and Technology. Further speaking on the occasion Panandikar said that innovation is a new buzzword of the new era. The aim of SIF – 22 is to spread technical knowledge and help students to develop technology for a sustainable future. She congratulated the organizers for choosing the appropriate theme. Dr. Panandikar further said that young minds are very creative, and the ideas generated by them can lead to innovation. Further, she said that SIF is a wonderful platform to interact with the scientific fraternity and to showcase the talent of a student at an international platform.
Prof Harilal Menon, Vice Chancellor of Goa University while speaking said that IISF is a celebration of the achievements of Indian Science and Technology with public participation to inculcate a scientific attitude and foster interest in science. 

Prof. Menon said that SIF22 would entice every prospective engineer, researcher, or scientist. The development cycle is science; research technology and product for mankind therefore need for hours is fusing ancient wisdom and modern science with technology. Our ancient scientific approach to the sustenance of life was based on five parameters, i.e., the Earth (Prithvi), the Water (Jal), the Fire (Tejas/Agni), the Air (Vayu), and the Space (Aakash) as the core of life. To come out of the problems of global warming and the pandemic it is pertinent to have our thought process refined in tune with Bharatiya lifestyle and work hard for self-sustenance.

Prof. Harilal Menon further appealed to the students to think out of the box as a creative, innovative, and logical person.

Prof. Satyesh Kakodkar, SIF-22 Goa Coordinator hosted the session and coordinated the event.

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