News Nation Logo

BREAKING

PM at Indian Science Congress in Tirupati: 'Need to keep an eye on rise of disruptive technologies and leverage them for growth'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is In Tirupati To Inaugurate The Five-day Annual Indian Science Congress At The Sri Venkateswara University.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 03 Jan 2017, 01:05:26 PM
Narendra Modi (source: Getty)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the five-day annual Indian Science Congress at the Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati.

Highlights of PM Modi's speech at Indian Science Congress in Tirupati-

# Empowering factor for scientific delivery is Ease of Doing Science. If we want science to deliver, we must not constrain it.

# Science must meet rising aspirations of our people.

# Need to keep an eye on rise of disruptive technologies and leverage them for growth.

# Government is committed to supporting different streams of scientific knowledge.

# Nation will always be grateful to scientists who've worked tirelessly to empower our society.

# One important area that needs to be addressed is the rapid global rise of Cyber-Physical Systems.

# There is a need to develop and exploit these technologies in services and manufacturing sectors.

# Oceans give us a 7.5k km long coastline. They contain enormous opportunities in energy, medicine, food.

# Ministry of Earth Sciences is working to launch a deep ocean mission to harness these resources in a responsible way.

# Our best science and technology institutions should further strengthen their basic research in line with leading global standards.

# India now ranks 6th in world w.r.t. scientific publications, growing at rate of 14% as against the world average rate of 4%.

# By 2030, India will be among the top 3 countries in science and technology.

# We must address problems of urban rural divide, work for inclusive development.

# Our ministries, scientists, R&D institutions, start-ups, universities, IITs all should work together seamlessly.

# We should involve foreign and NRI PHD students in post doctoral research in our projects.

# We need to address the problems of ease of access, maintenance, redundancy in our scientific institutions.

# Scientific Social Responsibility needs to be inculcated to connect leading institutions to stakeholders, including schools, and colleges.

# The brightest and best in every corner of India should have the opportunity to excel in science.

# College teachers with research background can be connected to neighbouring universities, R&D institutions.

# Seeding the power of ideas & innovation in schoolchildren will broaden the base of our innovation pyramid & secure future of our nation.

# We must provide equal opportunities to girl child in science, engineering and ensure continued participation of trained women scientists.

# While we excel globally, we need to develop local solutions.

# The role of science in planning, decision making and governance has never been more important.

# Role of science in planning, governance has never been more important.

# We need to develop and deploy geo-info systems to meet development goals of states, cities, gram panchayats.

# Can we find farmer-centric solutions to the problem of crop burning?

# Science and technology is a key factor in the start-up India programme.

# We have achieved a high degree of self sufficiency in space technology, payload and satellite building.

# We are placing special emphasis on building strong relationship with neighbouring countries.

# Last year, we developed 3.6m optical telescope in Uttarakhand made with Indo-Belgian collaboration.

# To reiterate, the govt remains committed to provide to our scientist and scientific institutions.

# I am happy to inaugurate this 104th session of the Indian Science Congress.

# The nation will always be grateful to the scientists who have worked to empower the society. In November 2016, the country lost one such eminent scientist, Dr MGK Menon.

# Tomorrow's experts will come from investments we make today in our people and infrastructure.

# Govt is committed to supporting diff streams of scientific knowledge from fundamental science to applied sc with emphasis on innovations.

# Our best science and technology institutions should further strengthen their basic research in line with leading global standards.

# There is a need to develop and exploit these technologies in services and manufacturing sectors.

# Translating this basic knowledge into innovations, start-ups and industry will help us achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.

# Another empowering factor for scientific delivery is the Ease of Doing Science. If we want science to deliver, we must not constrain it.

The Prime Minister also felicitated Nobel laureates at the conclave. Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate ‘Pride of India’ exhibition coinciding the event.

With a huge participation of 12,000 scientists from across the country, 200 scientists from abroad and Nobel laureates from the US, Japan, France, Israel and Bangladesh, the mega event is expected to prepare a road map for the country.

 


For all the Latest India News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 03 Jan 2017, 10:53:00 AM

Videos