India should be a great science destination: Prime Minister Modi

India should be a great science destination: Prime Minister Modi

Ahmedabad (ISJ) ?Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, his government has a clear vision to make India a great science destination. Opening the Nobel Exhibition at Ahmedabad on Tuesday (Jan 10), Modi said, his government has a clear vision of India?s position in the next 15 years and Science and Technology is the pivot to translate this vision into strategy and action. He called upon young scientists to take major inspirational challenges like deep sea exploration and Cyber Systems.

The exhibition is being held along �Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit ?a biennial investors' summit held by the government of Gujarat, referred to many as Davos of the East.

The Nobel Prize Series is to stimulate creative thinking, bring together Nobel Laureates, other experts and lifelong learners. Besides Ahmedabad, the events will also be held in several places in India, including New Delhi and Bangalore. Several Nobel Laureates would interact with students of Universities. This includes Indian-born scientist Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.

The Indian Prime Minister said, globally science and technology has emerged as one of the major drivers of socio-economic development and in the fast-growing Indian economy too, there are increasing expectations for scientific interventions.

?Our science agencies will expand science-driven entrepreneurship and commercialisation in a big way in each state according to local needs. Your start-ups and industry can then compete globally,? said Modi.

Narendra Modi said, India has a great challenge to raise many from poverty and exhorted youth to take up this challenge.� ?The maturity of our science will also be judged by a responsible treatment of our planet by the wise use of Science and Technology,? he said.

The Nobel Prize Series India 2017 is being held in partnership with the Department of Biotechnology�and the Government of Gujarat.

This unique programme combines an exhibition, conference, lectures, roundtables and other meeting spaces. By sharing achievements and stories of Nobel Laureates with a global audience, this official Nobel programme seeks to inspire engagement in science, literature and peace in line with Alfred Nobel's vision, says the Nobel Prize Foundation.

Source: Press Information Bureau

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