An high level state designation of the
International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) including its President,
Prof. Qiuming Cheng; Prof. S C Finney, Secretary General; and Prof. H Kitazato,
Treasurer went by India amid 20-24 November 2017 to talk about the preliminary
parts of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) to be held in Delhi,
India in the year 2020.
Depicted as the Olympics of Geosciences, the IGCs are held quadrennially under the aegis of the IUGS through a procedure of worldwide offering. India won the offer in 2012 at Brisbane, Australia to have the Congress in 2020. The win is a momentous accomplishment as the occasion makes a return to the Indian soil after about 6 decades much to the fervor of the whole geoscientific group.
The occasion is as a rule together subsidized by the Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Earth Sciences with the dynamic help of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), and the Science Academies of the other neighboring co-have nations, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The assignment, amid its visit, reviewed the India Expo Mart Limited, the scene for the occasion and communicated its fulfillment over the offices accessible and its advantageous area. The group portrayed the best in class Center as noteworthy, and prepared in all regards to have the uber Congress which has routinely a participation to the tune of 6000 agents.
The IUGS dignitaries collaborated with Shri Arun Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Mines; Dr. M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, senior officers of the two Ministries, and key functionaries of the Organizing Committee. The Organizing Committee is going by Dr. V P Dimri as its President, Dr. P R Golani as its Secretary General, Prof. Talat Ahmad, VC, Jamia Millia Islamia as the Chair, Scientific Program Committee, Prof. Somnath Dasgupta, previous VC, Assam University as Chair, Field Trip Committee and other prominent geoscientists as Chairs of different subcommittees. The IUGS was given point by point records of the advance made on specialized, managerial and different fronts by the Organizing Committee. The Scientific Program, Field Excursions and the Legacy and Publication Programs and a review of the arrangements were introduced to the guests.
The IUGS group communicated its fulfillment over the whole range of preliminary exercises and depicted the quantum of work done as focussed and successful. It was of the view that the essential star rata preparation has been done as a major aspect of the homework. They expressed that passing by the force of the preliminary exercises, India is immovably preparing for an exceptionally fruitful IGC.
The key functionaries, amid their visit, likewise conveyed addresses to a select group of onlookers including prominent geoscientists, the scholarly world, understudies and specialists.