NEW DELHI, February 22: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that cultural ethos is essential for optimal use of scientific tools.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony to mark ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’, a pan-Indian 75 location program, the minister cited the example saying for example that if a child is given a smart phone with multiple apps, he can be too innocent to understand which application to use to use to his advantage and may not be possible for parents to sit on his guard next to him at all times, but if he has received the civilizational “Sanskar” and ethos , then he himself will be able to draw the line to use the smartphone to enjoy apps that enable his healthy growth and will himself deter such apps that might mislead him, he said.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate” has the great aim of integrating India’s science and scientific achievements into our cultural philosophy. The aim is also to bring science and scientific thought to the common man, where he can benefit by immersing himself in scientific information and innovations and thus develop a deeply scientific mind, he said. added.
Tracing the legacy of scientific achievement over the past 75 years, Dr Jitendra Singh said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, technology has entered every home and it is now up to us to decide whether to deliver the results. optimal results of new scientific breakthroughs. He said Prime Minister Modi has repeatedly emphasized the role of science and technology in achieving our national and international goals and motivated us to nurture scientific temperament and bring science into the mother tongue. to people.
Dr. Jitendra Singh pointed out that India’s scientific laboratories as well as scientific manpower now rival the best in the world. He said that the best companies and companies in the world such as Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Microsoft, Twitter, Adobe, IBM, etc. are run by Indians or people of Indian origin, who have received their basic scientific training in our own scientific institutions. . The Minister said that we have endowed the best minds in the world with a strong cultural heritage.
Dr. Jitendra Singh has announced the establishment of a Unified Center for Science Media, which will cut across all departments to present recent developments in science and technology to the popular masses with emphasis on research and innovation that take place in our own scientific laboratories and research institutes. . He said Vigyan Prasar, a neutral nodal agency for science communication, has been tasked with this task and the unified media center will serve all kinds of media including print, electronic, social and digital media.
Dr. K Vijay Raghavan, Chief Scientific Adviser, Government of India, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Dr. Parvinder Maini, Scientific Secretary, Bureau of PSA and Dr. Nakul Parashar, Director Vigyan Prasar and other senior officials joined the inaugural event.