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Resolve to enhance quality, relevance of scientific enterprise: Prez

28-02-2020

New Delhi,  President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday emphasised on the need to enhance quality and relevance of the country's scientific enterprise and contribute to the people's development and well-being. Speaking at the National Science Day celebrations, organised by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, here, the President said, 'We should aim to reach all the stakeholders of science and the society at large, with all the tools, knowledge, manpower and infrastructure in our Universities and laboratories.'

Mr Kovind said the basic purpose of the National Science Day was to spread the message of the importance of science.
"It is through science and technology that we can effectively address the challenges of environment, healthcare, energy for equitable economic growth, food & water security, and communication; to name a few. Challenges before us today, are multifold and complex.
The increasing mismatch between the demand and supply of various resources is likely to lead to conflicts in future. We all will have to rely on science and technology in our search for sustainable solutions to these challenges," he added.
He said he was happy to note that "On the lines of corporate social responsibility, the Department of Science and Technology is developing the concept of 'Scientific Social Responsibility' and turning it into a policy, which will involve voluntary activities like sharing scientific infrastructure, mentoring college faculty, fostering research culture, and organising young students' visits to top laboratories."

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