The Governor, as Chief Guest, was addressing the Valedictory Session of the 3-day 6th JK Science Congress at the
He stressed the need for effective application of the findings of the research conducted in the realms of science, technology and engineering by adopting area specific approaches to solve the developmental needs of the people and also contribute to the creation of greater employment opportunities for the youth.
The Governor emphasised that various Task Forces should be organised for giving boost to different sectors of the economy by applying available research findings in these arenas. He said that we have a vast scope for boosting production and productivity in the sectors of agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, saffron cultivation, sericulture, dairy-farming, mushroom cultivation etc and this needs to be effectively harnessed in the State both for securing the objective of economic development and generating jobs. He said that we have to involve our senior and young researchers of both the State Agriculture Universities to focus on such entrepreneurial initiatives which lead to fast and sustainable economic growth coupled with the generation of larger employment avenues.
While stressing the need for judicious use of natural resources and ensuring protection of the environment and ecology, the Governor observed that it is very important and relevant that we urgently find practical solutions to problems like global warming, climate change, scarcity of water resources, as all these are affecting all forms of life.
The Governor lauded the Vice Chancellor of the
The Governor gave away “Best Presentation Awards” to five young scientists on this occasion on behalf of the J&K Academy of Sciences and the
The Vice Chancellor,
The Convenor of the Science Congress and Dean, Academic Affairs,
A young participant of the Conference from
Earlier, the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Prof. N. A. Shah, in his welcome address, dwelt on the proceedings of the 3-day Science Congress, the number of participants, deliberations held and the papers presented during this event.
The Director, CORD, Prof. A. N. Kamili, presented a Vote of Thanks.
A large number of scientists, researchers, Deans, Heads of departments, Faculty Members, senior officers and students were present on the occasion.