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Brain-Storming Conclave on Atma Nirbhar North East through S&T Interventions

7 December, 2021

Dear PIs,

As you are aware, the govt of india has recognized IGNOU as one of the  Regional Coordinating Instituions (RCIs)  of its flagship programme Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA). The UBA had collaborated with the North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) to bring about inclusive development in the Northeast region (NER) of the country, through S&T technologies developed by R&D organizations and accelerating their outreach for fast-tracking livelihood opportunities. In this direction, UBA-NECTAR-VIBHA organized a brainstorming workshop entitled “Transforming Meghalaya State through Science and Technology Interventions” during April 9-10, 2021 at Shillong, Meghalaya with the objective of connecting technology providers with technology seekers in the Northeast region, and ensuring knowledge exchange and cross-learning among different stakeholders.The two day event comprised a techno-fair - a display and demonstration of technologies relevant for implementation in the NER. 
In continuation to that, UBA-NECTAR-VIBHA is organising a Two-days "Brain-Storming Conclave on Atma Nirbhar North East through S&T Interventions" on December 21 - 22 , 2021 at Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan seeks and encourages participation from all its Regional Coordinating Institutes (RCIs) and Participating Institutes (PIs) throughout the country. 
For  PIs, especially those based out of Northeast, we encourage organizing exposure visits to the techno-fair and institutional-level activities/field-studies based on it with a view of inculcating interest and enthusiasm in students towards S&T based rural interventions.

Further, as part of this workshop, UBA-NECTAR-VIBHA are organizing the following competitions on December 22nd , 2021. 
1. Heritage through the Lens of Science: Competition for Northeast Region
2. Working Models on innovative science and technology (S&T) ideas with a potential to tackle the climate crisis in the Northeast Region (NER) of India
3. Startup Ideation for the Northeast:All India Competition
The guidelines for these competitions are attached in the brochure for your ready reference. Link for application : http://www.nectar-uba.com/
The last date of application is 12th Dec 2021, you are requested to kindly spread the Information of this on your Institution's web pages and network.
We see this as a one-of-its-kind opportunity for everyone, especially for the school students (in the NorthEast Region) to foster their ideas and a platform to support our endeavour of taking science and technology interventions to the Northeast. We, therefore, invite participation from RCIs and PIs in large numbers in this competition.
We thank you for your cooperation and support. please popularize this programme in your domain area and encourage the learners of different study centers to join this programme. 
Looking forward to hearing from you,any suggestions or feedback.
With Regards,

Prof. SK Yadav
School of Agriculture



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