Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

IIT Kanpur to host S20, the science vertical of G20 on March 4, 2023

India formally assumed the presidency of G20 – an intergovernmental forum of 20 major developed and developing economy – on December 1, 2022. Science-20 (S20), the science vertical of G20, was launched in 2017, with the purpose to foster a dialogue between the G20 member states and to provide constructive solutions for global issues such as energy equity, healthcare and wellbeing, and making science as an integral part of society. The theme of S20 under India’s presidency is ‘Disruptive Science for Innovative and Sustainable Development’. Under this broad theme, S20 would focus on three areas: 1. Clean Energy for a Greener Future; 2. Universal Holistic Health: Cure and Prevention of Disease; and 3. Connecting Science to Society and Culture.

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was established in January 1935 with the objective of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. The Kanpur and Lucknow/Nainital/Pantnagar/Ranikhet Chapters are jointly organizing a “Symposium on S20-Aligned Focal Themes: Energy, Health and Society" on 4th March 2023 at IIT Kanpur (C5 Seminar Hall, IME), as a part of G20-S20 outreach activities under Indian National Science Academy (INSA), with Secretariat at IISc Bangalore.

On behalf of S20-Engagement Group, co-chaired by the President, INSA, we cordially invite you to join in this symposium. The Program is given below.

Jitendra Bera, Convener, INSA Chapter Kanpur

Saman Habib, Convener, INSA Chapter Lucknow

Symposium on S20-Aligned Focal Themes
Energy, Health and Society
March 4, 2023

Venue: C5 Seminar Hall, IME

9:30 - 10:00 AM Inauguration

10:00 – 10:30 AM Prof. Ashutosh Sharma (IITK) Connecting Science and Society Towards Prosperity and Harmony

10:30 – 11:00 AM Tea Break, Second floor foyer, IME

11:00 – 11:30 AM Prof. Bushra Ateeq (IITK) Cancer: Cure, Prevention and Holistic Care

11:30 – 12:00 Noon Prof. Monica Katiyar (IITK) Energy: Innovative Research and Environmental Responsibility

12:00 – 12:30 PM Prof. Madhu Dikshit (CDRI, Lucknow) Efforts Towards the Validation of Traditional Medicines for the Management of COVID-19

12:30 – 12:55 PM Interaction Session

12:55 -1:00 PM Vote of Thanks