Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society today through video conference.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister remarked that the Corona pandemic has emerged as the biggest challenge of this century. But whenever there was a big humanitarian crisis in the past, science has prepared the way for a better future. He added that the basic nature of science is to create new strength by finding solutions and possibilities during crises.
The Prime Minister lauded the scientists for the scale and speed at which the vaccines were made within a year, to save humanity from the pandemic. He said this is the first time such a big thing has happened in history. He added that in the previous century, inventions were made in other countries and India had to wait for many years. But today the scientists in our country are working at the same speed and at par with other countries. He appreciated the scientists for making India self-reliant on COVID-19 vaccines, testing kits, necessary equipment and new effective medicines in the fight against Corona. He said that bringing science and technology at par with developed countries is better for the industry and the market.
The Prime Minister said that in our country, CSIR works as an institutional arrangement to keep the Science, Society and Industry on the same page. This institution of ours has given so many talents and scientists to the country like Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar who gave leadership to this institution. He noted that CSIR has a powerful set of research and patents
Eco-system. He said CSIR is working to solve many problems faced by the country.
The Prime Minister said that today’s goals of the country and dreams of the countrymen of the 21st century are based on a foundation. So goals of institutions like CSIR are also extraordinary. Today's India wants to be self-reliant and empowered in every sector, from biotechnology to battery technologies, from Agriculture to Astronomy, from Disaster Management to Defense Technology, from Vaccines to Virtual Reality. He added that today India is showing the way to the world in the field of sustainable development and clean energy. Today, from software to satellites, India is accelerating the development of other countries, playing the role of a major engine in the development of the world. Therefore, he said that India’s goals should be in line with the needs of this decade as well as for the next decade.
The Prime Minister remarked that experts around the world are constantly expressing huge apprehension about climate change. He gave a call to all the scientists and institutions to make preparations with a scientific approach. He asked them to take lead in every sector from carbon capture to energy storage and green hydrogen technologies. He urged CSIR to take society and industry along. He lauded CSIR for starting to take suggestions from people following his advice. He praised CSIR for its role in the Aroma mission launched in 2016. He added that today thousands of farmers of the country are changing their fortunes through floriculture. He lauded CSIR for helping in cultivation of asafoetida within the country for which India was dependent on imports.
The Prime Minister urged CSIR to move forward in a definite way with a roadmap. This COVID-19 crisis of Corona might have affected the pace of development but the commitment to realise the dream of AatmaNirbhar Bharat remains. He gave a call for making optimum use of opportunities in our country. He said that there is immense potential in every field from agriculture to the education sector for our MSMEs and Startups. He urged all the scientists and the industry to repeat the success achieved during COVID crisis in every field.
कोरोना वैश्विक महामारी, पूरी दुनिया के सामने इस सदी की सबसे बड़ी चुनौती बनकर आई है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2021
लेकिन इतिहास इस बात का गवाह है, जब जब मानवता पर कोई बड़ा संकट आया है, साइन्स ने और बेहतर भविष्य के रास्ते तैयार कर दिए हैं: PM @narendramodi
बीती शताब्दी का अनुभव है कि जब पहले कोई खोज दुनिया के दूसरे देशों में होती थी तो भारत को उसके लिए कई-कई साल का इंतज़ार करना पड़ता था।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2021
लेकिन आज हमारे देश के वैज्ञानिक दूसरे देशों के साथ कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर चल रहे हैं, उतनी ही तेज गति से काम कर रहे हैं: PM @narendramodi
हमारी इस संस्था ने देश को कितनी ही प्रतिभाएं दी हैं, कितने ही वैज्ञानिक दिये हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2021
शांतिस्वरूप भटनागर जैसे महान वैज्ञानिक ने इस संस्था को नेतृत्व दिया है: PM @narendramodi
किसी भी देश में साइन्स और टेक्नालॉजी उतनी ही ऊंचाइयों को छूती है, जितना बेहतर उसका इंडस्ट्री से, मार्केट से संबंध होता है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2021
हमारे देश में CSIR साइन्स, सोसाइटी और इंडस्ट्री की इसी व्यवस्था को बनाए रखने के लिए एक institutional arrangement का काम करता है: PM @narendramodi
आज भारत sustainable development और क्लीन एनर्जी के क्षेत्र में दुनिया को रास्ता दिखा रहा है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2021
आज हम software से लेकर satellites तक, दूसरे देशों के विकास को भी गति दे रहे हैं, दुनिया के विकास में प्रमुख engine की भूमिका निभा रहे हैं: PM @narendramodi
आज भारत,— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2021
एग्रिकल्चर से एस्ट्रॉनॉमी तक,
Disaster management से defence technology तक,
वैक्सीन से वर्चुअल रियलिटी तक,
बायोटेक्नालजी से लेकर बैटरी टेक्नालजीज़ तक, हर दिशा में आत्मनिर्भर और सशक्त बनना चाहता है: PM @narendramodi
कोरोना के इस संकट ने रफ्तार भले कुछ धीमी की है लेकिन आज भी हमारा संकल्प है- आत्मनिर्भर भारत, सशक्त भारत: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2021