PM Modi Urges Scientists To Make Innovation Useful For Masses

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3:29 pm 7 Feb, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to make innovation useful for the people and develop technology that is affordable to the masses with “zero defect” and “zero effect” on the environment.

While speaking at the inauguration of National Institute of Science Education and Research in Jatani, Bhubaneswar, he said that innovation is the need of the hour, for every society and every era. He said (NISER) must focus on contributing and saving the environment.

“Let us make this campus India’s greenest campus. Apart from greenery, this campus should think about solar technology, zero discharge,” he said.

The prime minister also appreciated scientists and professors for innovating new techniques for doing new things. He said they are always thinking about doing something or the other that is new. “They are researching and innovating always. India’s space mission has made a mark across the world,” he said.

“The moment innovation stops, systems lose their life. Innovation is the need of the hour, for every society and every era. Innovation is a need of every society and every generation,” he said.

Laying emphasis to develop scientific temper among the students, he talked about the importance (NISER) and its role in this way.

On the country’s traditional knowledge, PM Modi said, “Dr Manjul Bhargava became one of the great mathematicians by gathering knowledge from scriptures. His father was a Sanskrit scholar. We should connect the traditional knowledge with science and technology.”

He also asked the scientific community to explore the resources in fields related ocean and sky and utilise them for the benefit of the people.

“Why did our forefathers describe the ocean as ‘Ratna Garva’. This is because of the wealth in the ocean. The scientific research should be in the field of marine areas,” he said.

The prime minister also stressed upon the need on energy conservation and generation of cheap energy. The technology should be developed for the same so that the poor people across the country could benefit.

Prime Minister tweeted:


Later, he also visited Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha.


Narendra Modi also interacted with faculty members and students of NISER.

He will also dedicate India Oil Corporation Limited’s oil refinery at Paradip to the nation. The Rs 34,555 crore Paradip refinery is the most advanced in the world and is equipped with the latest technology.

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Heavy security arrangements have been made for his visit. DGP K B Singh reviewed the security arrangements at Pradipm while many senior were in Puri and NISER to ensure full security to Prime Minister.

The temple Administration of the Sri Jagannath Temple had taken a decision to keep the temple doors closed for an hour.

The Archaeological Survey of India, which is repairing the temple complex, has suspend the work to facilitate entry of Modi into the sanctum.

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