Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said the perception about India is changing globally due to result-oriented and visionary initiatives taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the country vibrant on all fronts. The need of the hour is to endorse and support his initiatives by one and all to reap the benefits of development and prosperity in future, Singh asserted.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the concluding function of the two-day National Conference and Exhibition on Engineering and Innovative Trends in Engineering Technology organized by Government College for Engineering and Technology (GCET) Jammu in collaboration with the IIT Kharagpur.
Prof. S.S. Pathak of IIT Kharagpur, Dr Renu Goswami, Director Colleges, Sameeru Sharma, Principal GCET, S. Kalgonkar Executive Director NHPC and several top level scientists, academicians and upcoming innovators and representatives from various national and multinational companies from across the country participated in the conference.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the innovators should focus on advancements and technologies while keeping in mind social responsibility as well as sensitivities of the country. He said that the deprived sections of the society should also get benefitted from the new technological innovations and discoveries so that they can also feel a sense of empowerment and inclusiveness. “The private players especially, the leading national and multinational companies must keep in mind the social responsibilities and also come up with new innovations and ideas while implementing their CSR programs which should be in tune with the sensitivities and needs of particular areas”, he elaborated.
Dr Singh said that India is undergoing a transitional phase in different areas of life, especially technology and now the onus lies on young and budding innovators and scientists to ensure that the transition is smooth so that it is broad based and percolates to every section of the society, especially at the grass root level. He said that the “Make in India” initiative has also contributed in uplifting our technological area and resulted in making India a global power viz-a-viz technological advancement.
Later the Deputy Chief Minister distributed prizes amongst the participants and also visited the stalls setup by different colleges, national and multinational companies depicting several new technological innovations and projects being undertaken by them.