Contribution of girls in STEM & biodiversity conservation highlighted at the 10th Ladies Science Congress

The contribution of gals in all walks of everyday living, like STEM, as well as conservation of biodiversity, was highlighted at the 10th Females Science Congress (WSC), organised as a aspect of the 108th Indian Science Congress at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur College throughout 5-6 January 2023.

Padmashri Smt. Rahibai Soma Popere, a farmer and conservationist, highlighted the important part girls have played in biodiversity conservation and also elaborated about her marketing campaign to aid farmers return to indigenous kinds of crops though Main Visitor Mrs. Kanchan Gadkari, Head, Seva Sadan Sanstha, spoke about self-reliance among the women of all ages. Several eminent girls scientists shared their exploration and skilled encounters with the audience.

Dr. Nisha Mendiratta, Advisor & Head, Intelligent-KIRAN Division, Division of Science & Engineering (DST), emphasised on the need to have for interventions to encourage women of all ages in STEM. She highlighted that in tertiary instruction, the proportion of women is extra than 55, but immediately after that, there are large figures of dropouts – an challenge that requirements to be addressed. Dr. Mendiratta underlined the attempts of DST in plugging the gap locations and marketing women’s participation in Science & Technological know-how, benefiting extra than 35000 women and girls in the very last 8 years less than many women of all ages-centric programs.

The authorities talked over about the purpose of S&T in Ladies Empowerment Alternatives in Foodstuff Science & Technological know-how Sustainable Progress Plans Science Communication, Function of Digitalization, and many others.

A panel dialogue was also arranged wherein Dr. Indu Bala Puri, Scientist, DST, pointed out the significance of S&T-led growth in rural places. Dr. Suphiya Khan, Banasthali Vidyapith, asserted that innovation in exploration can excel in the output. Dr. Sangeeta Nagar, TIFAC, DST, briefed about the alternatives for females in the region of Mental Residence Legal rights.

Dr. Zareena Qureshi, Principal, JNV Nagpur, shared the significance of the Vigyan Jyoti program for college ladies to pursue a career in STEM fields. Dr. Sonal Dhabekar, beneficiary of the WOS-B application, highlighted how this application aided to reshape her scientific vocation immediately after a prolonged split.

Dr. Vijaylaxmi Saxena, Typical President of ISCA, appreciated the several initiatives of Govt. of India for empowering women of all ages. Dr. Kalpana Pande, Convener WSC, talked about the scientific temperament amongst females considering that historic instances. All-around 5000 members attended the 2-working day occasion.