Youth can guide India to become a major force: Dr VK Atreya

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Science, Technology, Mysuru, June 22:- The future of India’s science and technology sector is in the hands of the country’s youth, said senior scientist and retired DRDO managing director Dr V K Atreya here on Monday (June 21).

He was talking at the weekly programme organised by JSS Mahavidyapeetha. The topic was “Can science and technology be India’s major strength?”

He said, “Given the present scenario, it may take India 30 to 35 years to become a major force in science and technology. If the present-day youths decide, it can be achieved in 10 to 15 years. In the last couple of years, India has been growing into a major force and it has shown tremendous improvement in the finance and education sectors. But we have to improve facilities for people first.”

Dr Atreya said, “Industries and educational institutions should work in tandem. For research to be successful, it takes at least 15 years. Research, new concepts and industrialisation are the three faces of science and technology. Only when we have the enthusiasm to achieve something, the goal can be attained. It is because of this, we could send our mission to Mars and Moon.”

He said, “We need to put in efforts to improve the country. All our efforts should be constructive and invigorating and we should always think we can win under any circumstances. Be proud of your motherland. Only when youths join hands, India can become a force to reckon with.”

There was a question and answer session after the online programme. Many experts and people took part in the programme.

The weekly programme discusses art, literature, culture, education, science, technology, religion, philosophy, yoga, health and lifestyle on a regular basis. (MR/GK)

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