Science International Forum-Kuwait is a voluntary organization formed and supported by professionals in the fields of Science and Technology, Education, and a few Philanthropists and prominent members of business community in Kuwait. SIF-Kuwait is the official representative of National Science Movement/ Vijnana Bharati in Kuwait. We are part of a team of around 6000 Scientists and technocrats in India and works closely with the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and other institutions like ISRO, VSSC, HAL, DRDO with an aim to popularize science among school children.
Science International Forum (SIF), was officially launched in Kuwait at a grand function organized at the Indian Embassy Hall on 4th November, 2014. Honorable Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, H.E. Sunil Jain inaugurated the function by lighting the traditional lamp. This was after three months of hectic preparations, with in which a working group and an advisory council was formed. Sri.Subhashish Goldar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Indian Embassy Kuwait also adorned the function with his esteemed presence.Dr. Ali Al-Dousari, Research Scientist, Crisis Decision Support Program,
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research addressed the gathering as the chief guest of the evening. SIF received unprecedented support during its first year of operation itself. As many as 15 Indian schools and 3500 plus students participated in the first Sastra Prathibha Contest and later the Teachers workshop saw a massive participation of around 200 teachers from 17 Indian schools .Today SIF is the largest Voluntary Science organization in Kuwait and its programs are one of the most prestigious and sought after for students in Kuwait.
Aims and Objectives
Identify and appreciate students with a flair for science and technology.
Ignite interest, kindle inquisitive spirit and develop young minds to have a passion for science and technology.
Motivate the young generation to take up science as a career and encourage them to Contribute towards INDIA VISION 2020.
Introduce India’s rich scientific heritage to the youth in order to kindle scientific temperament within them.
VIJNANA BHARATI is a national movement for Science and Technology founded by the Scientists and Technocrats from India. It is registered as a Society in the year 2001 at Bangalore. It has state level registered units in all the states and formed different streams to activate the scientific community in those areas. This organization is patronized by Dr. Anil Kakodkar (Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission), Dr. G. Madhavan Nair (Former Chairman, ISRO) and Dr. Vijay Bhatkar (Inventor of PARAM Super Computer). It has 6000 scientists and technocrats as its members. Vijnanabharati has collaborated with Government Departments, State Governments and Union Ministries to conduct different programs and projects across the country.
Vijnanabharati has received two national awards from the Prime Minister of India and the Union Minister for Science and Technology in 2006 and 2007 respectively. This award has been given for the outstanding contributions in the field of Science and Technology and science popularization activities among masses.
Keeping in view of the vast Indian expat community in Middle East, Science International Forum was established initially in Oman in 2004 followed by Qatar, UAE, and Bahrain. This platform provided an excellent opportunity for the Indian expat students in the region to experience the achievements and developments in the field of Science and Technology. Kuwait will formally join this league with the establishment of Science International Forum-Kuwait on September 2014.
Advisory Council Members
|1||Dr. N. R Bhat||Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.|
|2||Smt.Shanta Mariam James||Principal, Indian Central School|
|3||Sri. Premkumar||Principal,Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan|
|4||Sri .Gangadhar Shirshanth||Principal, ICSK-Khaitan|
|5||Dr. S Neelamani||Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research|
|6||Smt. Asha Sharma||Principal, Indian Leaners Own Academy|
|7||Smt. Anju Dheman||Principal, DPS|
|8||Dr. Mohan Rana||Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research|
|9||Dr. Ashok Kumar Alva||Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research|
|10||Sri.F M Muhammed Basheer||Principal, India International School|
|11||Dr. K Ravindranath||Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research|
|12||Sri.Harish Bhandari||Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research|
|14||Sri.Satish Chandra Shetty||MD, Oriental Group|
|16||Sri.Ajayakumar T. K|
Working Council Members
|1||Sri. Prasanth Nair||President|
|2||Sri. Arun Kumar||General Secretary|
|3||Sri.VSK Shenoy||Vice President|
|4||Sri.Reshmy Krishnakumar||Secretary- Media and Publications|
|5||Sri.Prasanth Chandran||Secretary- Public Relations|
|6||Sri.Rajesh Shankaramangalam||Secretary- Events and Competitions|
|7||Sri.R.Sundara Raman||Secretary- Auditing and Finance|
|8||Sri.Roopesh Ravindran||Program Director|