Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses National Science Day function
IMPHAL [Maha Media]: Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan today highlighted how science technology and innovation (STI) would impact our future in education, skills and functioning in the post-pandemic world. He was addressing the National Science Day (NSD) function through video-conferencing from Imphal, Manipur. Awards to science communicators and women scientists were also conferred on the occasion. National Science Day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect on this day every year. Dr Vardhan said that 30 percent increase in this year's budget of Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences put together for the year 2021-22 would provide stimulus to Science and Technology infrastructure resources in the country. He said, in view of last year's challenges thrown by the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme of the National Science Day 2021, ‘Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work,’ becomes all the more important.
Secretary Department of Science and Technology Prof. Ashutosh Sharma said that science and technology has a critical role in creating ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, which is ready for the future.