Tirupati, January 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the inauguration ceremony of 104th session of Indian Science Congress at Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati. On this occasion PM Modi addressed the scientists and said, “Our scientists have contributed strongly to the strategic vision of the nation.”
PM Modi while addressing the inauguration ceremony praised all the scientists and said, “Nation will always be grateful to scientists who have worked tirelessly to empower our society by their vision, labour and leadership.” PM Modi further said that if we want experts in future than the investments should be made from today itself.
PM Modi further said that we should closely monitor the rise of disruptive technologies and always be prepared to leverage them for growth which is very important to remain updated. PM Modi has also promised to provide all the supports from Government for scientific developments.
On this account PM Modi pointed out the rapid global rise Cyber-Physical Systems and said that it is very important field to be addressed by scientists. He also said, “Ranging from fundamental science to applied science with emphasis on innovations.”
PM Modi also stated that in India more of technologies should be exploited in near future for betterment of services and manufacturing sectors. While addressing, PM Modi also urged all the science and technology institutions to strengthen their basic research in line with leading global standards. He also said that this basic research and basic knowledge into innovations, start-ups will definitely help us to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth in near future.
PM Modi quoted saying, “Science must meet the rising aspirations of our people.” “Another empowering factor for scientific delivery is the Ease of Doing Science. If we want science to deliver, we must not constrain it,” he added.
PM Modi said, it is very important that concept of Scientific Social Responsibility should be inculcated to connect with leading institutions to all stakeholders, including schools and colleges which further will have bright future. “The brightest and best in every corner of India should have the opportunity to excel in science,” PM Modi added.
He also said that the role of science in planning, decision making and governance has never been so important earlier, like now it is. At the end of his speech PM Modi again promised that government will remain committed to provide the best support to our scientists and scientific institutions.
On this account, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu, Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan were also present. Like to tell you that, more than 200 scientists from all over world attended this ceremony. Around 12000 Indian scientists also attended this ceremony.