By Manoj Singh
Tadar Anang of Arunachal Pradesh is one of 24 applicants who has been shortlisted to attend the 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave which will be held in Durban, South Africa from 25th to 29th June 2018. He was recommended to regional level by the department of Science & technology, Government of Arunachal Pradesh and nominated by National Innovation Foundation, (NIF).
The BRICS Young Scientist Conclave is a flagship event of “BRICS Young Scientist Forum” under over-all framework of BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Cooperation Program. India is the lead coordinator for BRICS YS Forum and its Secretariat is hosted in India at the National Institute of Advance Studies (NIAS), Bangaluru.
The 1st Edition of the BRICS YS Conclave was hosted in India in September 2016, the 2nd by China in Hangzhou and the 3rd is being organized in Durban, South Africa in June 2018.
The composition of the Indian team for 3rd BRICS YS Conclave shall comprise of 24 Young Scientist covering the 3 themes (ie Water, Energy and ICT for Societal use), 2 Young Innovators nominated by National Innovation Foundation and a Adjudicator for Young Innovation Competition and prize.
The air-tickets and medical insurance to Durban from Delhi and back shall be arrange by National Institute of Advance Studies (NIAS), Bangaluru.
Parliamentary Secretary Science & Technology, Tapuk Taku, while congratulating Tadar Anang said that it is a pride moment for the department, state government and people of Arunachal Pradesh that our young boy is so capable and representing our country at an international forum.
He said that the state government will help and encourage other participants in future and wished Anang for a successful journey and bright future.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu is always ready to help and extend support for such improvement which directly reflect the name and fame of state and country, he added .
Science & Technology Chairman Bamang Mangha also extended his congratulation to the young innovator and hopes that the young boy would be a flag bearer for the upcoming generation of the state in the field of science and technology and innovation.
Director Science & technology C D Mungyak hope that he does well and received award and make name and fame of the state and country.
Meanwhile Itanagar science centre curator Dr. Vivek Kumar said it is a proud moment for our state and a good opportunity for the young and innovative scientist Tadar Anang.
It must be mention here that Tadar is recipient of Dr A.P. J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award 2017 and State Gold Medallist 2017 for his innovation G4B Goggles for Blind.
However when contacted, Anang, who is currently residing in Nirjuli, said that he is ready to go but there are a lot of formalities and preparations which need to be completed for which he needs support from the department and government. He said he has to get his health check up and prepare some technical models to compete in the world forum.
While lauding the support of all, he appealed to one and all to pray for his success at the world level which would be a memorable event for him and the people of his state. He said that he has miles to go and seeks the blessings from all the elders and encouragement from the young.