PM opens 104th Indian Science Congress

Tirupati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened 104th Indian Science Congress at Srinivasa Auditorium in Sri Venkateswara University on Tuesday.  Delivering the inaugural address at the five-day conference, the Prime Minister said, “Science must meet the rising aspirations of people and our infrastructure and social welfare ministries must make use of science”. He said, “We must keep abreast of changing needs of the society.”

Eminent scientists and Nobel laureates were present. The Prime Minister said his government was committed to support different streams of scientific research and by 2030, India will be among top three countries in science and technology”.

Six Nobel Prize winners from different countries will also take part in the event besides some 14,000 scientists and scholars from across the country and abroad. This was the second time that Tirupati was hosting the Indian Science Congress, the first was held in 1983.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Governor ESL Narasimhan also attended the Science Congress. Accompanied by Governor and the Chief Minister, the Prime Minister had a darshan of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala. -NSS

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