Vidnyan Parishad hosts 7th SCI-FFI from 26 to 28 April
7th SCI-FFI 2022 to ignite young minds for the three days
Panaji: The seventh edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI-2022) will be held from April 26 to April 28 at the Inox complex, Panaji and Maquinez Palace, Panaji, organised by Vidnyan Parishad, Goa, with the goal of instilling a love of science in students and spreading scientific concepts through films. The inaugural ceremony will take place on April 26 at 10 a.m., at the hands of CM Pramod Sawant. The three-day festival will feature science film screenings, interactions with eminent scientists, science teachers workshops, a science film competition, and exhibitions. While addressing the Press Conference on Sunday Suhas Godse, President of Vidnyan Parishad said, “On April 27 at 6 p.m., there will be an open show open to the public in which the film ‘Moonfall’ will be screened.We are expecting 5000 students over the period of three days”. Dr. Harilal Menon, Goa University Vice – Chancellor and Dr. Sundaresh from NIO was present at the press conference held at Maquinez palace, Panaji. Godse further said, “In 52 schools, the Vidnyan Parishad hosted the pre-festival programme “Interaction with Scientists.” This time, to commemorate Azadi Ka Amritmahotsav, the Vidnyan Parishad had raised awareness about Indian scientists who contributed to India in the pre-independence period through the pre-fest”. “Vidnyan Parishad, Goa also hosted a Science Film Making Workshop for students, with approximately 60 students from various colleges participated. Prior to the festival, each workshop participant will submit a short science film that will be judged by a jury panel. During the festival, winning films will receive awards and prize money”, Godse added. Dr. Tariq Thomas, CEO of ESG and Secretary of Science and Technology said, “There is no better way to instil a love of science in students than through the medium of film. Aside from films, there is a lot of activity for the students. There are numerous activities that will expose students to new ideas and technologies”. *Highlights of the SCI-FFI* 1) Indian Knowledge System – A special session is organised on 27 April wherein Dr. Raj Vedam, Faculty at Hindu University of America and Dr. Sampadanand Mishra will brief the history of sciences in the ancient world and will show remarkable connectedness between them. The talk will cast light on less discussed aspects of ancient Indian Knowledge Systems in Medicine, Astronomy and Mathematics. 2) Students’ Science Village – This event is organised to develop keen interest of science in students which includes hands on science activity, demonstrations, lectures etc. Around 160 students from different schools of Goa will participate in this. 3) Go-Vidnyan Expo – The expo will showcase modern scientific methods to evaluate the age old wisdom regarding Farming, Indian cow and it’s criticality for sustenance of healthy human life.