Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday added ‘Jai Anusandhan’ to the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ given by the late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, hailing the power of research to propel the nation into the top league.
The slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ was later prefixed with ‘Jai Vigyan’ by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Addressing the 106th Indian Science Congress here, Modi said India must place emphasis on its research output.
“Today’s new slogan is ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Anusandhan’. I would like to add ‘Jai Anusandhan’ to it,” he said.
He advised that though the number of research papers coming from India had increased, “we must not do research for the sake of it”.
“India has enlightened the world since ancient times. Now the time has come that India regains its earlier status,” Modi said.