New Delhi: Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the roadmap for the next 25 years will be determined by scientific and technological innovations in all walks of life. Dr Singh said Science and Technology is key to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Addressing the 25th Foundation Day of Technology Development Board (TDB) as Chief Guest, the Minister emphasised that TDB must reach out to young start-ups in a pro-active manner, rather than they approach for any support.
He said, TDB must discover and nurture the start-up ecosystem for successful product developments.
Dr Singh said, though there is no dearth of talented HR pool in the country, the main challenge is to channelize it for evolving new paradigms.
He said, the confidence of self-reliance will percolate down to the next generation and will help in attracting the best brains in the field of Science and Technology.
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 75th Independence Day Speech, where he said, ‘We should not limit the occasion of 75 years of Indian independence to just one ceremony. We must lay the groundwork for new resolutions and move forward with new resolutions. Starting from here, the entire journey of the next 25 years, when we celebrate the centenary of Indian independence, marks the Amrit period of creation of a new India’, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the roadmap for the next 25 years will be determined by scientific and technological innovations in all walks of life.
Lauding the role of TDB for its successful journey of 25 years, Dr Singh said, the roadmap for next 25 years should be to make India a World Leader in emerging fields like Artificial Intelligence, Astronomy, Data Science, Solar Energy, Green Hydrogen, Semiconductor, Quantum Computing Climate Change mitigation technologies and Cyber Physical System as desired by the Prime Minister for his New India Vision.
The Minister also released the TDB journal on the occasion. (UNI)