PM calls for scientific approach to settle ‘complex issues’
Kolkata: in a very 1st, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh weekday chaired a session on science for shaping the long run of Republic of India at the Science Congress here.
“We should invest in popularising science. Government- sponsored analysis should be supplemented by non-public work,” the Prime Minister aforementioned unveiling science, technology and innovation policy.
“The science, technology and innovation policy aspires to form Republic of India one among the highest 5 international scientific powers by 2020” he supplemental.
Speaking at the Indian Science Congress centenary session here, he aforementioned “complex issues” together with those of “genetically changed food or energy or exploration of space can’t be settled by religion, feeling and worry however by structured dialogue, analysis and enlightenment”.
“Scientific approach and understanding of those problems area unit, therefore, as important as our core scientific capabilities,” the prime minister aforementioned.
His remarks are available in the wake of difference of opinion over the problem of Bt food merchandise, particularly genetically changed Solanum melongena, against that there was a campaign.
The Kudankulam nuclear energy project in Tamil Nadu has conjointly witnessed protests over safety considerations.
The Prime Minister aforementioned Indians “as a society, should enhance the unfold of what solon wont to describe because the scientific temper. Our younger generations should adopt a science-based moral principle so as to learn from what science can give and to form up for lost time”.
President Pranab Mukherjee, WHO was conjointly gift at the Science Congress, emphasized on evolving an academic system that imbibes a scientific culture and increased specialize in innovation to vie in a very globalised economy.
“We want an academic system that lays importance on development of a scientific culture among the society.
“Mere economic process while not the attendant data capability to manage the size of modification would neither answer nor be acceptable,” he aforementioned whereas inaugurating the one hundredth session of Indian Science Congress here nowadays.
In this context, he cited ancient universities like Nalanda or Taxila that focussed on worth primarily based holistic education.
He aforementioned that productive engagement of the youth in agriculture, producing and value-based services holds the key for a balanced growth of the country.
“I would really like to decision upon the scientific community to figure for the promotion of a scientific culture for shaping our future during which prosperity and peace, excellence and equity and oriental values and occidental strategies of science converge and co-exisit,” he said.
Underscoring on the requirement for innovation, he aforementioned it had been important for the country if “we got to vie in a very globalised economy”.
The recently proclaimed science, technology and innovation policy, he said, has set the road map for the event of AN system for innovation and for encouraging, recognising and rewardful the innovators in society.
Thanks to technological innovation, he aforementioned telephone and web has caused a transformational modification within the society.
While the movable users within the country area unit the second highest within the country, he aforementioned Republic of India ranks solely third once U.S. and China in terms of web users.
“Another transformational application of technology is Aadhaar project that focuses one electronic transfer of advantages on to the beneficiaries of varied social sector schemes.In the Budget 2012-13, a target of covering fifty districts has been set, that i’m positive, are met”, the President aforementioned.
Referring to the works of nice scientific minds like JC Satyendra N. Bose WHO intended generation of individuals to maneuver towards scientific endeavour, the President felt that public and political understanding of science is crucial.
“For that i might prefer to urge upon you all to use trendy tools for human activity science in a very manner which will be understood by the mortal.This understanding would contribute to the creation of a science culture within the Indian society,” he said. He was of the read that by 2035, Republic of India would emerge as a serious economic powerhouse.
“We ought to conjointly emerge as a serious data power with high human and social values. Let ME mention during this regard that it’s been eighty three long years since C V Raman won the Noble Prize for Physics. Another Noble prize within the sciences is long due for Republic of India. I decision upon the scientific fraternity gathered here to rise upto this challenge and work towards this goal in a very time sure manner,” he said.
Congratulating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for being nonappointive because the general president of the Indian Science Congress in its centenary year, the President aforementioned that “I will from personal expertise vouch safe the imperishable religion of Manmohan Singh on education, science and technology.
“The smart performance of science and technology in recent years, I believe, owes greatly to the generous government support for science and technology catalyst by the Prime Minister,” he said.
The five-day meeting can see six altruist laureates, sixty foreign scientists and fifteen,000 delegates collaborating.