On 5th January, 2014, Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the Reliance Sabarmati Marathon Amdavad 2014 at Sabarmati riverfront, Vallabh Sadan, at 6.00 am. Organized by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, this is the fourth edition of the Reliance Sabarmati Marathon, focusing on raising awareness about urban healthcare and preserving the environment. The marathon will have categories for full marathon, half marathon, dream run and run for the specially abled.
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, Maharashtra .
IISER scientists made presentations to the Prime Minister on varied topics ranging from New Materials and devices for Clean Energy application to Agricultural Biotechnology to Natural Resource mapping. The presentations also showcased cutting edge technologies in the field of Molecular Biology, Antimicrobial resistance, Climate studies and Mathematical Finance research.
Prime Minister appreciated the scientists for their informative presentations. He urged them to develop low cost technologies that would cater to India's specific requirements and help in fast-tracking India's growth.
Earlier, Prime Minister visited the IISER, Pune campus and interacted with the students and researchers. He also visited the state of the art super computer PARAM BRAHMA, deployed by C-DAC in IISER, which has a peak computing power of 797 Teraflops.
The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are a group of premier science education and research institutes in India.
Prime Minister is on a two day visit to attend the DGP's Conference in Pune.