New Delhi: Urging the fraternity of scientists to put a little more heart and soul into science and think out-of-the-box to solve the unsolved problems facing the country, Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that India’s scientific accomplishments are not inferior to any other in the world.
Speaking after releasing the book on Indian scientists titled - ‘Indian Scientists - The saga of Inspired Minds’ in New Delhi today, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the book is not a routine biography, but is on a different plane. He added that he would request the Union Minister for Human Resource Development to reach out with the book to the school children.
Minister pointed out that the effort has been to catch inspirational moments in the life of scientists that are not known widely. Dr. Harsh Vardhan read out excerpts from the book on various renowned scientists such as JC Bose, S. Chandrasekhar, CV Raman, Birbal Sahni, SN Bose, Har Govind Khorana, PC Ray, Meghnad Saha, Homi J. Bhabha, SS Bhatnagar, S. Ramanujan, APJ Abdul Kalam and Janaki Ammal.
Vardhan also reiterated that the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Science & Technology are working in close coordination so that science benefits the cause of environment and environment, in turn, benefits science. The Minister also released a compendium of science news articles syndicated by India Science Wire during 2017. The compendium includes 425 original news stories in English and Hindi produced by India Science Wire and published in Indian media outlets. These news articles highlight some of the unique and novel research work done in Indian research laboratories, academic institutions, and universities, which also will be another landmark in science communication and popularizing domain. Another compendium of Ramanujan Fellows was also released on the occasion.