Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that quality and credibility should be the pillar for brand India. Delivering the inaugural address of the National Metrology Conclave 2021 through video conferencing today, Mr. Modi lauded the feats achieved by Indian scientists and technicians.
Highlighting the achievements of Indian scientists, the Prime Minister hailed the approval of two made in India COVID-19 vaccines by the drug regulator. He said, the country is on the threshold of beginning the largest vaccination programme in the world and the entire country is indebted to all our scientists and technicians.
Mr. Modi said, the Government’s impetus towards strengthening the collaboration between industry and institutions has resulted in setting up of many world renowned research centres in the country.
He said, due to the constant efforts of the centre, the country today stands among the top 50 countries in the Global Innovation Rankings.
The Prime Minister said, CSIR and other science institutes in the country came to the fore and found a solution to the global pandemic. He also affirmed that the country has developed respect towards scientific institutions due to the role played by them during the corona crisis.
The Prime Minister urged CSIR scientists to converse with students of educational institutes of the country and share their experiences with the youth. He said this would help in developing the next generation of young scientists.
The Prime Minister urged everyone to move forward in the direction of new standards and benchmarks to add thrust to the resolutions made towards evolving an AatmaNirbhar Bharat. He said, the country today has new challenges and goals. Mr. Modi added that capacity building in the country will be determined by the standards and quality that we maintain.
He asserted that the quality standards adopted by the country will determine its future path towards playing an important role at the world forum in the future.