PM Modi calls for concerted efforts to make India global centre of research and innovation
The Prime Minister emphasized that Science is the basis of solutions, evolution and innovation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that when India is moving towards leading the fourth industrial revolution, the role of India's science and people related to this field is crucial.
He said, in such a situation, the responsibility of people in administration and policy making increases significantly.
He said this while inaugurating the two-day 'Centre-State Science Conclave' at Ahmedabad in Gujarat yesterday through video conferencing.
The Prime Minister emphasized that Science is the basis of solutions, evolution and innovation.
He said, with this inspiration, new India is today moving forward with the mantra of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Anusandhan.
PM Modi called for concerted efforts to make India a global centre of research and innovations in the Amrit Kal.
The Prime Minister asked the countrymen to celebrate the achievements of the Indian scientists with great enthusiasm.
He said, the number of innovation labs should also be increased in the institutions of higher education in the states.
The Prime Minister said, his Government is working with the vision of science-based development and since 2014 there has been a substantial increase in investment in the field of science and technology.
He said, due to the efforts of the government, India has risen to 46th rank in the Global Innovation Index.
The conclave is being organised to strengthen the coordination between Centre and state governments and collaboration mechanism in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.