The four-day India International Science Festival came to a close here this evening with Science and Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, announcing that the Central Government would soon identify a few States and help them organise similar state level science festivals to help create a social movement for science.
Emphasising the role of science and technology as the engine of social and economic development, he also urged scientific community to put its heart and soul to utilise their talents and skills to help solve health and other problems that continue to plague the people of the country.
" An Indian institution has already demonstrated that it was possible to fly aircrafts over long distances with the help of a mixture of aviation fuel and biofuel. "
“I have visited the laboratories of Sir C.V.Raman, Jagdish Chandra Bose and other eminent scientists of the past and it was amazing to see that they had produced global-level science even with primitive infrastructure. They achieved what they did because of their passion. Young scientists of today must draw inspirations from them”.
Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources and River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari, urged scientists to help improve the economic status of the agricultural sector through more effective application of biotechnology and other tools of science and technology.
“There is immense possibility for converting even farm wastes into useful products such as biofuel. An Indian institution has already demonstrated that it was possible to fly aircrafts over long distances with the help of a mixture of aviation fuel and biofuel. There is a need to promote such opportunities”. (India Science Wire)