On Thursday, October 4, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said that despite limited resources, India has achieved significant accomplishments in the field of science and technology.
Union Minister of Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath were speaking at the inaugural ceremony of 4th India International Science Festival – 2018 (IISF-2018).
Yogi Adityanath said, “Despite limited resources, India has achieved significant accomplishments in the field of science and technology”.
He said, “Organizing such science festivals will create enormous opportunities for rapid growth of science and technology in Uttar Pradesh”.
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Union Minister Harsh Vardhan emphasized on the role of science and technology in inclusive growth and said that the science in India has gone under a sea change in last four years.
He stressed on bringing synergy among scientific institutions in India to find solution to the problems being faced by society.
The Home Ministry statement said, quoting the minister, “During the past four years, science in India has undergone a sea-change – from fundamental science to application science, where science plays a leading role in societal transformation”.
He said, “Another major change in the last few years is bringing a synergy among scientific institutions collaborative research to address myriads of problems being faced by the society, as science has solution for major societal problems”.
IISF-2018 with its focal theme “Science for Transformation” will have 23 special events. IISF-2018 is expected to be represented by approximately 10,000 delegates including 5000 students, 550 teachers, 200 students from North-East Region, 20 international delegates and approximately 200 startups.
Among 23 special events, there will be The Global Indian Science & Technology Stakeholders Meet (GIST), Industry Academia Meet and Science & Technology for Harnessing Innovations (SATHI)-A National startup entrepreneurship summit, Student Science Village and others.
The statement said, “The Science Village program is linked with the Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to reach out to the rural masses and propagate science and for seeking scientific solutions to the diverse challenges facing our society, particularly rural India”.