PM Modi Opens Science Festival via Video Conferencing

Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the inauguration of the 5th India International Science Festival via video conferencing, in New Delhi on November 05, 2019. Photo: PIB
Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the inauguration of the 5th India International Science Festival via video conferencing, in New Delhi on November 05, 2019. Photo: PIB

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Tuesday (November 5) via video conference, the 5th India International Science Festival at Kolkata.

Prime Minister said the theme of the festival “RISEN: Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation” reflects the aspirations of 21st century India.

He said science and technology has a major impact on society, and therefore government is providing the institutional support for both invention and innovation.

Advocating for a strong ecosystem supporting science and technology, he said every effort is being taken to support innovation in the country. In this context, he mentioned that over 5,000 Atal Tinkering Labs, more than 200 Atal Incubation Centres have been established.

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“We need to think as to how science can be helpful in making our living easy. And that’s why science for society has a great relevance. When every scientist and citizen shall think and act on these lines, then the country would advance,” PM Modi suggested.

He urged everyone to focus on the long term solutions and long term benefits that science can provide us. “There are no failures in science. There are only efforts, experiments, and success. If you keep this in mind while working then you would not face any difficulties either in your scientific investigation or in your life,” he said.

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