On Sunday (3rd Jan 2016), PM Modi attended the inauguration of the 103rd Indian Science Congress in Mysuru.
Nations most prominent scientists, Nobel laureates and hundreds of students from across the country was present at the inauguration of the 103rd Indian Science Congress.
During the inauguration, PM Modi provided the country’s scientific community a new mantra with five “E”s i.e Economy, Environment, Energy, Empathy, Equity.
“The impact of science will be the most when scientists and technologists will keep the principles of what I call Five Es at the center of their inquiry and engineering,”
In his speech, Modi noted some areas like nautical research, city planning & climate change, where he would like greater push from scientists.
“I am encouraging greater scientific collaboration between central and state institutions. We are launching Start Up India which will encourage innovation and enterprise. We will make it easier to do science and research in India.”
PM Modi repeatedly raised the issue of clean and affordable energy and climate change.
“Innovation is important not just for combating climate change but also climate justice,”
“Cities are the major engines of economic growth, employment, opportunities and prosperity. But cities also account for more than two-thirds of global energy demand and result in up to 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We must develop better scientific tools to improve city planning with sensitivity to local ecology and heritage.”
Source: Hindustan Times