IEP Chandigarh, February 11
Sharing about the invaluable contributions of the Indian scientists to the world, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal called upon the students to move ahead expeditiously and bring laurels to the country by making new inventions in the field of science and technology.
The Chief Minister was addressing as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the two-day science conference on the topic ‘Role of Scientists in Nation Building’ at Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani on Saturday.
During this, the Chief Minister unveiled the life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda at the university campus; built at a cost of about Rs 5.5 lakh. He laid the foundation stone of the third educational building here to be constructed at a cost of Rs 128 crore. The Chief Minister also visited the science exhibition organized by the students and the Srinivasa Ramanujan building here.
On the occasion, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister, Sh. JP Dalal, Bhiwani MLA Ghanshyam Saraf, Bawani Khera MLA, Sh. Bishamber Balmiki and University Vice Chancellor, Prof. RK Mittal were also present.
Addressing the students at the science conference, Sh. Manohar Lal said that science and technology infuse energy into life, which speeds up development in every field. “India has been a pioneer in the field of science and technology since ancient times. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Jagdish Bose, Ramanujan, Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar are among the stalwarts of Indian golden history in science, who have made invaluable contributions in the field of science. In the modern era, the name of former president, Sh. APJ Abdul Kalam is also leading,” he said.
12 Indian scientists have received Nobel Prize in field of science and technology
The Chief Minister said that 12 Indian scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for their contribution in the field of science and technology. CV Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his Raman Effect and biochemist Har Gobind Khorana for controlling protein synthesis.
“During the Covid pandemic, Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi had called upon the country’s scientists to develop a vaccine dose, on which the scientists accepted it as an opportunity and made not one; but two vaccines. By making 200 crore vaccine doses, they did the work of giving vaccines not only in India but also to other countries. With this, the scientists of India have proved their talent even in the present times,” he added.
State government increased Vigyan Ratna award prize money to Rs 4 lakh
The Chief Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, today India is continuously moving forward with a science-based approach. “The Haryana government is making special provisions in the budget regarding innovation. In order to further develop scientific temper among the students, the Vigyan Ratna award prize money was increased from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh,” he said, adding that the science conference organized by Chaudhary Bansi Lal University will also prove to be very effective.
Vice-Chancellor, Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Prof. RK Mittal said that the university has taken steps to implement the new National Education Policy-2020. “In order to make the students self-independent and self-reliant, the university is motivating them to adopt self-employment by providing them special training through the District Employment Generation Centre,” he said. More than 500 students from about 40 government and recognized schools of the region participated in the science exhibition.
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