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Indian Science Congress: Must Develop Scientific Social Responsibility, Says PM Modi


First published: January 3, 2017, 1:39 PM IST | Updated: 7 mins ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the inauguration of the 104th Session of the Indian Science Congress, at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on January 03, 2017. (Image: PIB)

Tirupati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was a need to develop the concept of “scientific social responsibility” to connect leading institutions to all stake holders.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Indian Science Congress, the Prime Minister also said that research needed to be strengthened in line with international standards.

“On the lines of Corporate Social Responsibility, the concept of Scientific Social Responsibility needs to be inculcated to connect our leading institutions to all stake holders, including schools and colleges,” Modi said.

“Our best science and technology institutions should further strengthen their basic research in line with leading global standards… Translating this basic knowledge into innovations, start-ups and industry will help us achieve inclusive and sustainable growth,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that by 2030, India would be among the top three countries in science and technology. “Science must meet the rising aspirations of the people.”