Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav 2020

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The Government of Goa vide Department of Science, Technology and Waste Management will be holding the annual Scientific event i.e., Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav 2020 on 13th December 2020 from 10:00am to 12:30pm to commemorate the Hon’ble Ex-Chief Minister of the State of Goa, late. Shri. Manohar Parrikar. The inaugural event will be at NIO, Dona Paula, being attended by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Minister for Science, Technology and Waste Management, Shri Michael Lobo, Chief Secretary-Government of Goa, Secretary-Science, Technology and Waste Management Department, Chairman Organizing Committee, Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav and Chairman, GPSC Shri. Jose Manuel Noronha and Director, NIO, Dr. Sunil Singh. Principal Scientific advisor to Government of India Prof. K Vijay Raghavan and Secretary-DSIR & Director General of CSIR Dr. Shekhar C. Mande will be joining Online.


The event will be streamed live on Facebook and Youtube. In Honor of Late Shri. Manohar Parrikar, A book titled “Manohar Parrikar, brilliant mind, simple life” authored by Shri Nitin A. Gokhale will be released at the hands of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Goa.
The Inaugural function will be followed by lectures by eminent personalities in the field of Science namely Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, Delhi and Dr. Padmanabhan Balaram, Former Director of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
The event shall be live streamed via virtual mode on Facebook page- “Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav – MPVM” and on YouTube live Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav – MPVM(Live) from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Background :

The State of Goa, hosted a three-day successful event on Nobel Prize series in the year 2018 in collaboration with the Nobel Foundation, Sweden,Sweden Embassy in India, and Department of Bio-technology (DBT), Govt. of India. Four Nobel Laureates namely Dr. Christianne Nusslein-Volhard, Dr. Searge Haroche, Dr. Tomas Lindahl and Dr. Richard J Roberts participated in the event and interacted through lectures, panel and round table discussion with wide range of stakeholders including students. Researches,academicians, industry and general public.As part of this, a one-month exhibition on Nobel Prize series was also organized by Nobel Media Sweden AB along with DBT and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of Goa at the Kala Academy, Panaji.Information panels and working modules on scientific inventions by Nobel Laureates as well the life and scientific contribution of Indian scientists were displayed. The Department of Education, Directorate of Higher Education, Goa University and various research and academic institution helped facilitate visitors to go through the exhibits. A daily special lecture on life of Indian Scientists was also organized as part of Exhibition. Around thirty thousand participants were benefited.


The event was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Goa Late Shri. Manohar Parrikar, a scientific visionary who himself was a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. In his inaugural address, he opined that the Nobel Prize series is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with scientific luminaries across the globe and learn from them and their research inventions. He announced in his inaugural speech, that Nobel series would be an annual feature in Goa and his government would support organize the same.


Honoring his commitment, and taking his scientific vision forward, the Government of Goa, decided to organize a two-day scientific event to commemorate his birth anniversary on the 13th of December, 2019 under the banner ‘Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav’. The event was managed through the Department of Science and Technology. The event was held on 12th and 13th of December at the National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula. Also Lecture Seminars and interactive sessions were held at four different locations across the State on the 13th of December as part of enlightening school children across the State on Various Scientific topics.

  • Ravindra Bhavan, Margao
  • Govt. College of Arts & Commerce, Pernem
  • Ravindra Bhavan, Sanquelim
  • Govt. College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Quepem


Following the Successful Conclusion on the 2019 event we Cordially invite you to join us for Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav 2020 on




Event Flow for Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav 2020

13th December, 2020 Inaugural on virtual mode in the presence of Hon. Chief
Minister, Government of Goa, Hon. Minister for Science, Technology and Waste Management, Chief Secretary, Govt
of Goa, Chairman, Organising Committee and Secretary,Science, Technology and Waste Management.
Time Programme/Speaker
9:50 to 10:00 Arrival of the Guests
10:00 to 10:02 Lightening of the Lamp
10:02 to 10:07 Inaugural address by Chairman, Organising Committee, Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav
10:08 to 10:10 Release of book at the hands of Hon’ble Chief Minister, titled “Manohar Parrikar, brilliant mind,simple
life” by Shri Nitin A. Gokhale
10:10 to 10:15 Address by Shri Nitin A Gokhale on the book
10:15 to 10:20 Address by Dr. Shekhar Mande, Secretary, DSIR & Director General, CSIR
10:20 to 10:25 Address by Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt of India, Prof. K VijayRaghavan
10:25 to 10:30 Address by Shri Micheal Lobo, Hon. Minister S&T&WM
10:30 to 10:40 Address by Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Goa
10:40 to 10:43 Distribution of Mementos to dignitaries
Technical Session
Introduction of Speaker Dr. Guleria, by Dr G.Raghurama, Director, BITS Pilani, Goa
13th December, 2020 10:45 to 11:30(including 10-15 minutes of Q & A) Prof. Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, Delhi Moderator: Dr. Gopal Mugeraya, Director, NIT Goa
Introduction of Speaker Prof Balaram by Dr. Sunil Singh, Director,NIO
11:35 to 12:20(including 10-15 minutesof Q & A) Prof. Padmanabhan Balaram, Former Director, IISc,Bengaluru Moderator: Dr.
B K Mishra, Director, IIT
12:25 to 12:30 Recap & Vote of thanks by Chairman, Organising committee

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