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Jan 04, 2021
8:04PM

PM Modi asserts that quality and credibility should be the pillar for brand India; Inaugurates National Metrology Conclave 2021

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that quality and credibility should be the pillar for brand India. Delivering the inaugural address of the National Metrology Conclave 2021 through video conferencing today, Mr. Modi lauded the feats achieved by Indian scientists and technicians. Highlighting the achievements of Indian scientists, the Prime Minister hailed the approval of two made in India COVID-19 vaccines by the drug regulator. He said, the country is on the threshold of beginning the largest vaccination programme in the world and the entire country is indebted to all our scientists and technicians.

Mr. Modi said, the Government's impetus towards strengthening the collaboration between industry and institutions has resulted in setting up of many world renowned research centres in the country. He said, due to the constant efforts of the centre, the country today stands among the top 50 countries in the Global Innovation Rankings. The Prime Minister said, CSIR and other science institutes in the country came to the fore and found a solution to the global pandemic and also played a pivotal role in scientific evolution.
 
Mr Modi affirmed that the country has developed respect towards scientific institutions due to the role played by them during the corona crisis. The Prime Minister urged CSIR scientists to converse with students of educational institutes of the country and share their experiences with the youth. He said this would help in developing the next generation of young scientists.

The Prime Minister urged everyone to move forward in the direction of new standards and benchmarks to add thrust to the resolutions made towards evolving an AatmaNirbhar Bharat. He said, the country today has new challenges and goals. Mr. Modi added that capacity building in the country will be determined by the standards and quality that we maintain.
Speaking about Metrology, he said that it is the foundation of methodology. He said it increases credibility of our products in the world. The Prime Minister said, emphasis should be made not only to boost demand of made in India goods but also to increase its acceptance. Mr Modi added that the Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya will help manufacture quality products in the country.

The Prime Minister said that the country is moving from Industry oriented approach to Consumer based approach. He added that worldwide acceptance of Indian brands will boost the MSME sector in the country and will add to the exports and imports as well. Mr. Modi said that the value chain cycle of Science, Technology and Industry is key for the growth of any country.

The Prime Minister dedicated the National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya to the nation and laid the foundation stone of the National Environmental Standards Laboratory. The National Atomic Timescale generates Indian Standard Time with an accuracy of 2.8 nanosecond. Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Director General, CSIR, Shekhar Mande and Principal Scientific Adviser to the Central Government, Professor K VijayRaghavan were also present on the occasion.

National Metrology Conclave 2021 was organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi which has entered into its 75th year of inception. The theme of the conclave is Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation.

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