CSIR’s "One Week, One Lab" countrywide campaign from 6th January, 2023

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CSIR’s "One Week, One Lab" countrywide campaign

Union Minister for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh, who is also the vice president of CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), on 17 December announced the launching of "One Week, One Lab" countrywide campaign from January 6, 2023.

Important facts

  • Dr Jitendra Singh announced this while addressing the 200th Governing Body Meeting of CSIR at the Science Centre in New Delhi. 

  • He announces Special Call for Research Grant Proposals for Women Scientists. 

  • He launched the new tagline of the organisation, “CSIR-The Innovation Engine of India”.

  • In this campaign, 37 premier laboratories/institutes of CSIR spread across the country will showcase their unique innovations and technological breakthroughs to the people of India.

  • "One Week One Lab" theme-based campaign is expected to ignite the minds of young innovators, students, academia, and industry to look for opportunities through deep tech Start-ups ventures.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is President of CSIR, had chaired the meeting of CSIR Society on 15th October, 2022 and appreciated the efforts of CSIR in the past 80 years.

  • The Prime Minister had urged CSIR in the Society meeting to develop a vision for 2042 when CSIR turns 100 years old.

About CSIR

  • CSIR was established on 26 September 1942 and was registered as the CSIR Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

  • The first meeting of the Governing Body was held on 09 March 1942 in which the bye-laws for the Council were framed.

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