Edinburgh science festival will be `splendid affair`: Felton

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 18:23

Bangalore: The 10-day 26th Edinburgh International Science Festival beginning here from August 30 will be a "splendid affair", making science fun, exciting and engaging for young minds, Deputy Commissioner of Britain to India Ian Felton said.

The event will be organised by Bhartiya City and co-presented by Discovery Kids and in association with British Council, Art Konnect and mycity4kids.Com, he told reporters.

The festival is a strategic initiative by Bhartiya City, committed to curating exceptional cultural programs to engage and inspire the country`s youth and promoting culture, science and technology, Felton said.

Around 50,000 visitors including schoolchildren and their parents are expected to attend, he said, adding it would bring 15 interactive workshops, live shows and exhibitions and experience zones for every age group in the fields of health, solar-power, astronomy and mathematics, among others.

Felton also said United Kingdom is among the world`s top research nations and has won 77 Nobel prizes in Science and Technology and is third in 2013 Global Innovation Index.

He said since India leads the group of central and Southern Asian countries, U.K. And India are natural partners in science.


First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 18:23

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