Jammu, November 21 (Scoop News) -The Governor, N. N. Vohra, has emphasized the need for creating a vast corpus of scientists and technocrats to resolve the various problems and taking the country forward on the path of progress and prosperity.
The Governor, as Chief Guest, was inaugurating the 5-day Science Camp for “Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)” Internship Component at the
The Governor, while dwelling on the laudable contribution of science and technology in the economic development of the country in the past decades, stressed the need for focusing on enhancing employability of the youth by their skill upgradation, ensuring availability of safe drinking water, provision of affordable housing, increasing productivity and production of agriculture, horticulture, dairy, poultry, fodder, besides conservation of environment, ecology and biodiversity, by optimally utilizing the scientific and technological advancements.
The Governor recalling the sound foundation laid by the first Prime Minister of the country, late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, said that he had a great vision and set up a number of engineering and medical colleges, IITs and other institutions for promotion of science and technology for the speedy development of the country on modern lines.
Referring to the INSPIRE Programme, the Governor said that the science teachers from various schools should also be invited to participate at these Science Camps along with their students. He thanked the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for launching this useful project, which aims at providing excellent opportunity and assuring a good future in science to the bright students.
The Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the University, congratulated the students for participating in this Science Camp, adding that teaching and learning of science enhances the spirit of enquiry, besides providing excellent career opportunities.
The Vice Chancellor,
The Advisor, Science and Engineering Council, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India,
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Coordinator, INSPIRE Programme, Prof. M. A. Malik, spoke about the aims and objects of organizing the INSPIRE Science Camps.
The Associate Professor, Department of Geology,
The Registrar, Jammu University, Dr. P. S. Pathania, Deans of various Faculties, Heads of the Departments, Faculty members, Mentors, renowned Scientists, science students of the various schools of Jammu Division and teachers were present on the occasion.