The School of Chemical Sciences at IIT Mandi has recently organised a two-day national-level Chemical Sciences Symposium (CSS-2022) on 23 rd -24 th May 2022 at IIT Mandi. The symposium was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Director, IIT Mandi, Prof. Laxmidhar Behera. In his inaugural speech, Prof. Behera addressed the gathering with highly motivating words, particularly emphasising the importance of the symposium to the students and young researchers. His encouraging remarks further highlighted the importance of the CSS-2022 symposium. Prof. Behera said that the current symposium will serve as a great scientific discussion forum and networking platform for the students and faculty associated with chemistry at the School of Basic Sciences in IIT Mandi. The symposium will also help significantly in expanding professional networks of the chemistry students and faculty members beyond their immediate academic circles.