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ARIES celebrates a week long Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

15th August, 2022 is going to be the 75th anniversary of India's Independence. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to commemorate this monumental occasion. It commenced on 12th March, 2021 - a 75 week countdown to the 75th anniversary of our independence. The activities during this period will celebrate our glorious history, culture and achievements and highlight the resurgent, Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

We have been regularly conducting scientific colloquia, seminars, science outreach talks and popularization of various celestial events as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav activities at ARIES. Under the same umbrella, we are going to have a week long celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (2-6 August, 2021) during which we have organised various public outreach activities. Please go through the poster and schedule given below.

Amrit Mahotsav Week Small

The following is the schedule of the activities, which will follow a theme on each day. All these activities will be live steamed on ARIES's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. We urge you to join us!

Day, Date




2nd Aug



3:00 pm –  3:45 pm

ARIES Documentary Screening

Dr. Virendra Yadav

(ARIES, Nainital)

3:45 pm –  5:00 pm

Discussions on ‘Astronomy & Us’

(ARIES, Nainital)

3rd Aug

(Scientific Seminar)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Unravelling the interplay of physical processes in AGN jets using numerical simulations

Dr. Bhargav Vaidya
(IIT Indore)

4th Aug


3:00 pm –  4:00 pm

Growth of Astronomy in ARIES

Dr. Brijesh Kumar

(ARIES, Nainital)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Virtual Tour of the ARIES Facilities

Dr. Virendra Yadav

(ARIES, Nainital)

5th Aug


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our Changing Environment – Role of Air Pollution

Prof. Shyam Lal
(PRL, Ahmedabad)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Discussions on ‘Air Pollution & Climate Change’

(ARIES, Nainital)

6th Aug

(Ancient Astronomy)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Historical Aspects of Indian Astronomy

Dr. S. B. Pandey
(ARIES, Nainital)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Comet Tales from India: Ancient to Medieval

Prof. R. C. Kapoor
(IIA, Bengaluru)