Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh on Thursday emphasized on the need to reach out to masses and identify young researchers and women scientists with potential along with entrepreneurs and start-ups that can bring new ideas to realization, through continued coordination between the Centre and States to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. While inaugurating a year-long Vigyan Utsav organised with the participation of all the Science and Technology Councils to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Dr. Singh stated that Science and Technology is key to achieve Prime Minister Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat and State Science and Technology Councils have a crucial role to play. He further added that Science and Technology is a basic pre-requisite for self-reliant India and the country is going to play a big role in scientific world through coordinated efforts.
Referring to Prime Minister’s 75th Independence Day Speech emphasizing that the celebration of 75 years of Indian independence should not be limited to just one ceremony, Dr Singh said that the groundwork must be laid to move forward with new resolutions. He said, starting from here, the entire journey of the next 25 years, when we celebrate the Centenary of Indian independence, marks the Amrit period of creation of a new India, and the roadmap for the next 25 years will be determined by scientific and technological innovations in all walks of life.