National Science Drama Festival

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National Science Drama Festival 2023-24

National Science Drama Festival (NSDF) is an event where one can experience the extraordinary fusion of science and drama in delivering scientific knowledge to the community in an accepted comprehensive manner. This event celebrates the power of drama to make complex concepts accessible, engaging and captivating audiences of all backgrounds.

NSDF showcases how drama can bring science to life through storytelling, dynamic performances, and creative stagecraft. By incorporating elements of theatre, such as dialogue and characterization, science dramas create relatable experiences that connect audiences to scientific ideas on an emotional level. The performances demystify scientific principles while entertaining and educating. They bridge the gap between the scientific community and public, fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of science. 

The Festival is organized by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) every year. It provides an opportunity to bring the students of different states, languages and cultures to explore theatre as a medium to express and communicate. Hence, we invite the institutions to guide and encourage their students to participate in this refreshing experiment of comprehending and communicating science ideas through this creative art-form.

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The Science Drama Festival is held as per following levels:

  1. Taluka (Town) level
  2. District level
  3. State level
  4. Zonal level

The competition is open to the school students from 6th to 10th Standard. (All the Schools will contact State / UT Education authorities to participate at Taluka Level)

THEME / TOPIC OF THE DRAMA – The topic/subtopics for the year 2023-24 are :

Main Theme:  Science & Technology for the benefit of mankind

Sub Themes:

Sl. No.

Topic in English

Topic in Hindi (Suggested)


Millets – The Superfood

श्री अन्न (मिलेट्स) – श्रेष्ठ आहार


Food Security

खाद्य सुरक्षा


Modern Technology in Daily Life

दैनिक जीवन में आधुनिक तकनीक


Current Advances in Health Care

स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं में वर्तमान प्रगति


Superstitions in Society

समाज में अंधविश्वास


The State / Unit / UT Level Science Drama competition may be completed by first week of October 2023, and the Zonal Level competition will be held on 25th November 2023.  National Level Science Drama Festival will be held in January 2024 at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.


Two best teams selected from Zonal Level competition shall participate at National Level festival.

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