Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Urban Administration & Development Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya has said that there is no bigger scientific country in the world than India. Vijayvargiya was addressing inaugural session of Bhopal Science Fair at BHEL Dussehra Ground here today, which will continue till February 17. Higher & Technical Minister Umashankar Gupta, MLA Vishwas Sarang, MAPCOST Director General Pramod K. Verma, Pollution Control Board Chairman Dr. N.P. Shukla, Padmshri Prof. Vinod Kumar Singh, AMPRI’s Director Dr. Naveen Chandra, Vigyan Bharti’s National Organising Secretary Jayant Sahastrabuddhe, Vijay Sakhlecha, J.P. Shukla and others were present on the occasion.
Vijayvargiya said that science has direct connection with research and development. The more it is enriched the more our country will develop. Importance has always been attached to science in Indian history. We will have to maintain importance of science and associate youths with it. Describing science as ideological movement, he urged to link society with it. Vijayvargiya said that we will have to re-awaken self-confidence in country’s scientists. Country will have to be re-built with new thinking scientifically.
Vishwas Sarang said that Science Fair will benefit people eager to known and understand science. Dr. N.P. Shukla said that development cannot be imagined without science.
Naveen Chandra said that this is era of science. Youths should be associated with whatever new is happing in this field. He described events like Science Fair as important for this. He said that industries will have to be linked with science. At the outset, Dr. N.P. Shukla, Pramod K. Verma and others welcomed the guests. Sushri Suhasini Joshi sang Madhya Pradesh Gaan. Mementoes were presented to guests on behalf of Madhya Pradesh Council for Science & Technology.