The Science and Technology expo was an ideal platform for the youngsters and those who want to pursue career in science and allied fields to know about the latest innovations and happenings in the field.
A large number of public thronged the venue behind Rani Bahaddur Auditorium to watch the 103rd Indian Science Congress exhibition. Many were seen discussing with experts about the advancements in technology, career opportunities and other issues.
Universities, Research Centers across the country had displayed their achievements in the respective field. For students who are inspired to take carried in defence, science, food and technology, were given guidance and courses in higher education, job scope and other things related to carrier.
Indian Council of Medical Research has developed new technologies useful for people and have come out with new kits, where following simple techniques the people can undergo several tests at their home. Various health hazards and how to get rid of serious ailments were displayed at the venue.
Under the title Hall of Pride, the journey of Missile Man Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and his contribution to science and technology was highlighted.
Hall of Pride depicts life and times of such personalities, who are role models and inspire young generation to pursue careers in Science and Industry and dedicate services to nation. Hall of Pride was first depicted in the 90th Indian Science Congress hosted by Indian Space Research Organisation at Bangalore.
Indian Council of Agriculture Research had displayed new variety of high breed tomattos, bananas and varieties of vegetables, latest technologies to be adopted in farming, less water consistency crops, flowers, and measures to be taken to get value for the produce and much more were displayed in detail. With increasing farmers suicide in State, the expo provides glimpse to the farmers about agricultural practices.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation members were informing public about the wold class weapon systems and developing defence technologies covering various disciplines, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, naval systems and much more. The 36 laboratories of DRDO had participated at the expo.
Student Ruthwik expressing happiness after having close look of the achievements of DRDO and its cutting edge technologies, said that he came to know about the technologies and advancement in defence sector, and lauded the efforts of officials who are dedicated in ensuring security and peace for country.
'We are no longer dependent on the west for new technologies'
Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan said that we are no longer dependent on the West for new technologies as now all the cutting edge technologies are available in India.
“Our scientists have the best possible intellectual acumen and capacity to use science to solve the millions of people’s issues and alleviate the sufferings of the common man more importantly that of the downtrodden. This programme is a very good initiator for the ambitious campaigns PM Narendra Modi like ‘Make in India’ ‘Digital India’ Swach Bharath’ Smart Cities to name a few.”
He was speaking after the inauguration of Pride of India Science Expo, organised as part of 103rd Indian Science Congress here on Sunday. Further talking about Vigyan Jyot, he said that event symbolizes not only the great ancient scientific wisdom of our country but also the far brighter future of science in India.
He further paid homage to former President and Scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at the Hall of Pride. Recalling the vision of Dr Kalam, he said that by making the benefits of science and technology to reach every Indian, sincere efforts will be made to fulfill the dream of Dr Kalam to make India a powerful, prosperous nation by 2020.