The 26th Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) will be held in the city for 10 days from August 30. The festival is taking place in the country for the first time, 25 years after its founding.
Addressing a press conference, Snehdeep Aggarwal, Founder Chairman, Bhartiya Group, which is organising the festival, said 15 interactive workshops, live shows and exhibitions and experience zones for every age group in the field of health, solar-power, astronomy and mathematics among others will be organised.
“This festival is the first step of our plans to present our works and bring it to a nation that is currently making incredible advances in science and technology. British Council and the Scottish Government too have played an important role in bringing the festival to India,” said Simon Gage, Director and CEO, EISF.
The festival will be held on weekdays between 10 am to 2 pm for schools and from 4 pm to 8 pm for the general public. On weekends, the festival is open for public from 11 am to 7 pm.
Ian Felton, British Deputy High Commissioner to India, said the festival would help the two countries form a partnership to achieve more advancements in science. “The UK is among the world’s top research nations with a brilliant track record and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. India leads the group of Central and Southern Asian countries. So we are natural partners in science,” Felton said.
For more details on the EISF and tickets, visit www.sciencefestival.in