India President Calls Scientific to Work for Nobel Prize
President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday called upon the scientific fraternity to work towards getting the Nobel Prize in a time -bound manner.
According to Mukherjee, it has been “83 long years’’ since CV Raman won the Nobel Prize for Physics. “Another Nobel Prize in Science is long overdue for India,’’ he said.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the 100th Indian Science Congress, Mukherjee called upon the scientific community to work towards the promotion of a scientific culture for shaping India’s future in which prosperity and peace, excellence and equity, oriental values and occidental methods of science converge and co-exist.
He said India is expected to emerge as a major economic power by 2035. India should also emerge as a major knowledge power with high human and societal values.
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