President calls for an educational system that promotes scientific culture
President Pranab Mukherjee has emphasised on evolving an educational system which imbibes a scientific culture and increased focus on innovation to compete in a globalized world. Inaugurating the 100the session of the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata today, Mr. Mukherjee said “we need an educational system which lays importance on development of a scientific culture within the society.”Mere economic growth without the attendant knowledge capacity to manage the dimensions of change would neither suffice nor be appropriate,” he added..
He said that productive engagement of the youth in agriculture, manufacturing and value- based services holds the key for a balanced growth of the country.”I would like to call upon the scientific community to work for the promotion of a scientific culture for shaping our future in which prosperity and peace, excellence and equity and oriental values and occidental methods of science converge and co-exisit,” he said.
President said, the new science, technology and innovation policy has laid the road map for the development of an ecosystem for innovation and for encouraging, recognising and rewarding the innovators in society.
President Mukherjee during his address also called upon the scientific fraternity to work in a time bound manner to help India win a Noble Prize in science, as he noted that its over 83 years long since C V Raman won the Noble Prize for Physics.