Women Science Congress Begins At GWC Nawakadal

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SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Ms. Asiea Naqash today inaugurated the 3-day, 3rd JK Women Science Congress on the theme ‘Advances in Science and Technology’ organized by Government College for Women, Nawakadal Srinagar in collaboration with J&K State Council for Science  and Technology. The event will showcase the contribution of women in the areas of science and technology. It will cover subject areas of Life Sciences, Environment Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, Bio-technology, Microbiology, Bio-Chemistry, Animal and Veterinary Services, Engineering, Wireless Internet, Applied and Allied Science.

Speaking on the occasion, Asiea Naqash highlighted the need to identify avenues for enhancing the involvement of women in various science related projects. She said greater participation of women in science education will not only secure maximum possible utilization of their potential but also ensure development of scientific approach in them to cope up with difficulties they encounter besides ensuring their overall socio economic development.

She said, coalition government headed by Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed supports the idea of greater presence of women in science and technology sector in the state and the government has taken several steps towards this end. She said the government has taken this as challenge to expand the higher education infrastructure for scientific research and technology. She said there has been a sharp increase in the number of women science graduates and post graduates in the state adding that women present a great human resource and their role in every field including the field of science will definitely and directly contribute to the advancement and progress of the state. She also inaugurated the exhibition-cum-sale of skill empowerment cell.

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