George Tow, April 18 – The High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur, for the first time, is organising “Festival of India” in Malaysia from mid-March to end June. The festival will cover several cultural events and will showcase Indian culture and art in Malaysia.
One important segment of the Festival of India, 2015 is ‘The Rise of Digital India’, an exhibition depicting India’s foundations and achievements in the fields of Information and Space Technology.
India, with population of 1.2 billion, is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. Indian civilization is also one of the world’s oldest and richest and has a strong tradition of science and technology as its hallmark. Ancient Indians had developed advanced concepts in Astronomy, Mathematics, Metallurgy, Architecture, Medicine and Surgery.
After independence, India used scientific research as a tool for economic progress and supported research in Atomic Energy, Space, Agriculture and Power Generation. Investments in world-class Engineering education, nurturing of research laboratories, progressive use of computers in government departments and incentives for software exports – have all contributed to India’s phenomenal rise in the field of global information technology in past decades. Today the use of digital technologies is rising fast and touching the lives of millions of Indians.
The High Commission of India, in association with the National Council of Science Museum in India, is pleased to present an exhibition depicting India’s progress in the fields of Science & Technology in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The exhibits will comprise of holographic presentations, panels and graphic panels accompanied with multimedia presentations, video clips and scaled models of satellites. It covers a range of areas including information technology, entrepreneurship, banking, disaster management, agriculture, governance, space etc.
This exhibition has been specially curated for Malaysia by the National Council of Science Museum, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India. It is a pioneering institute engaged in the popularisation of science among the people of India in general and among the students in particular. Presently, it administers and manages 25 Science Museums all over India and has developed 22 Science Centres in the country, thus became the largest network of Science Centres & Museums in the world.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng at the Penang Town Hall, Jalan Padang Kota Lama, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia tomorrow Sunday, 19th April 2015 at 4.00 pm and the exhibition will continue till 3rd of May.
The opening hours of the exhibition will be 10.00 am to 6.00pm.
The entry for the exhibition is ‘FREE’. The exhibition will thereafter be open for public viewing in Kuala Lumpur from 16th May to 31st May, 2015.