The Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) has organized 53 annual conventions on various themes at research organizations, universities and academic institutes. IGU has provided a platform for dissemination of knowledge of earth system science through Plenary lectures, Invited talks, Oral/poster presentations, on Current topics of interest in the earth sciences having societal relevance. The present convention“Recent Advances in Geophysics with Special Reference to Earthquake Seismology” is being jointly organized by CSIR-NGRI in Hyderabad during December 3-7, 2017. I am sure deliberations of the Annual Convention are likely to enrich our understanding on observational seismology as well as to provide insight on exploration of the solid earth and resources with a view to meet societal requirements.
A response from more than 250 delegates and participation of dignitaries is a positive stride towards the success of this annual convention. It is indeed an honour to welcome esteemed dignitaries, delegates, speakers, sponsors, invitees and exhibitors to the 54th convention of IGU and wish an enriching participation. I wish the convention a grand success.