New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a meeting with top scientific officials of the Government of India and asserted that science, technology and innovation are the keys to progress and prosperity of India.
The meeting was attended by NITI Aayog member Dr V K Saraswat, Government's Principal Scientific Advisor Dr R Chidambaram and secretaries related to scientific departments in the Union Government.
The officials briefed the Prime Minister on progress in various areas of scientific research.
He said that the objective of the science and technology sector is to use it to solve the country’s problems.
While giving the example of talent-spotting in sports, the Prime Minister said that similar mechanisms should be employed to identify the brightest and best science talent among school students.
Stating that a lot of innovation is happening at the grassroots level, Modi urged officials that it should be applied at the grassroot level.
Expressing confidence in the abilities of Indian scientists to rise up to the challenges, and provide solutions to improve the lives of the common man in India, the Prime Minister asked the officials to draw up clear targets to be achieved by 2022, the 75th year of independence....