Democracy without scientists, farmers can’t make sense: President

Prime News, National (Bengaluru), October 24:- President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said that democracy without scientists, farmers, and labourers cannot make sense.

On his maiden visit to Bengaluru after assuming office, the President was speaking at a roundtable interaction with about 30 scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here.

The scientists were from the IISc, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and other institutions in the city. He had visited the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering at IISc.

Asserting that science has been India’s “intellectual trigger and force multiplier,” the President said institutions like the ISRO and the IISc have succeeded in helping farmers in the country and in expanding academic capabilities of India.

“We have seen how ISRO succeeded through the efforts of Satish Dhawan (its former Chairman) in combining cutting-edge science with help to farmers,” he said.

“Today, India is in an unusual situation. We face enormous challenges — we have to lift our people out of poverty, ensure their health and well-being and ensure our food and energy needs,” he said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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