Science International Forum (SIF), the official representative of National Science Movement/ Vijnana Bharathi, was launched in Kuwait at a grand function organized at Indian Embassy Hall on 4th November, 2014. Honourable Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, H.E. Sunil Jain inaugurated the function by lighting traditional lamp and announced the SIF-Kuwait take-off officially. 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. The event was studded with the eminences from all echelons of Kuwait, both nationals and Indian expatriate community alike. The presence of professionals from all sectors including Research Scientists, Indian School Principals, Faculties, and other prominent dignitaries added grace to the function.
Sri.Premkumar, Principal, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait and Advisory Council Member gave the educative presentation on SIF activities in Middle East. Summing up the proposed upcoming activities of SIF-Kuwait, he announced its first activity, ‘Sastra Pratibha Contest’scheduled to be held by 2nd week of January, 2015. Students securing two top scores in Kuwait will be honoured with the title ‘Sastra Pratibha’ and the top scoring school in Kuwait will be awarded the prestigious ‘Acharya J.C.Bose Sastra Puraskar’.
Sri.Vivek Nair, General Manager, UAE Exchange delivered the felicitation address. Sri.Arun Kumar N (General Secretary, SIF-Kuwait) welcomed the gathering and Smt. Reshmy Krishnakumar (Media & PR Coordinator, SIF-Kuwait) extended the word of gratitude at the function coordinated by Dr.Roopesh.R (SPC Registration Coordinator, SIF-Kuwait).
SIF-Kuwait is a voluntary organisation formed and supported by professionals in the fields of science & technology, education, UAE Exchange (Corporate Partner), www.indiansinkuwait.com (Media Partner), philanthropists and other prominent members of the Indian community in Kuwait with a vision to introduce India’s rich scientific heritage and motivate the youth to take up science as a career.