Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh highlighted the significant impact of recent science success stories, particularly Chandrayaan, in sparking the imagination and fostering aptitude among children. Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Dr Jitendra Singh emphasized that the curiosity instilled in young minds would propel the nation towards future growth in Science & Technology and Innovation, envisioning an Atmanirbhar and Viksit Bharat by 2047.
Attributing the scientific temperament of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Dr Jitendra Singh commended the PM’s active promotion of Science & Technology (S&T) based initiatives and projects. The Union Minister, also in charge of Science & Technology, highlighted the role of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) in positioning India at the forefront of global scientific endeavors.
“Since we are now following the world parameters and strategies and living up to world benchmarks, we will also have to be in the same league as they are,” stated Dr Jitendra Singh, underscoring India’s commitment to international standards in science and technology.
Acknowledging the increasing leadership role of women in S&T projects, Dr Jitendra Singh noted the rising number of women in key positions, surpassing men in many instances, especially in crucial Space projects.
With the recent interest and curiosity generated by the Chandrayaan-3 mission, Dr Jitendra Singh encouraged students to visit CSIR labs across the country, considering them as modern monuments of the New India. He highlighted these projects as essential contributors to India’s status as one of the top five economies globally.
Dr Jitendra Singh expressed optimism about the crucial role of innovation in India’s journey to become a USD 5 trillion economy in the coming years. He emphasized the significance of young innovators in shaping the future of the nation, playing a vital role in the Amrit Kaal towards making Viksit Bharat@2047, coinciding with India’s celebration of a hundred years of independence.
“This 3rd Generation of post-Independence Bharat is the most fortunate as they are no longer ‘Prisoners of their Aspirations,” Dr Jitendra Singh remarked, highlighting the unprecedented opportunities available for India to lead in innovation under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Modi.