Shree Pralhad Joshi
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal & Mines Government of India, New Delhi
The 36th International Geological Congress (IGC), in its original format, was conceived as a landmark event not only for India but also for the entire world. Its successful organization would have paved the way for prodigious possibilities for the global scientific, academic, and administrative fraternities.
However as we all know, the outbreak of the Covid-19 changed the game altogether with new normals replacing the old ones. All conventions and beliefs acquired new definitions. Still one thing remained unchanged – the indomitable spirit of the people. Honoring its commitment, the 36th IGC is now all set to host the Congress during 20-22 March 2022, albeit on a virtual platform and on an attenuated scale. The event will offer a host of opportunities to the mining & mineral, and the allied industries of the country, apart from the scientists, researchers and academia.
I wish this event a huge success and hope it will help nurture discussions and collaborations among the members and organisations. I am sure with our collective effort, we will come out with flying colours.