Kerala Science Congress Gets Under Way

The scientific community has played a pivotal role in building the nation in the post-Independence era, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Tuesday.

Published: 29th January 2014 08:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2014 08:46 AM   |  A+A-

The scientific community has played a pivotal role in building the nation in the post-Independence era, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Tuesday.

Speaking after inaugurating the 26th Kerala Science Congress at the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, near here, through video-conferencing from Thiruvananthpuaram, he said that the Green Revolution was one example for the contributions made by Indian scientists.

“We were suffering from acute food shortage during Independence in 1947. The country overcame the crisis through agricultural research and technology which also set the foundations for the transformation of our agriculture sector. Ever since, the country could always maintain substantial grain reserves,” the Chief Minister said.

Apart from producing some outstanding scientists, the country could also make rapid strides in the fields of atomic energy and space technology. And more importantly, the research cen res in India could match the best in the world, he pointed out.

The four-day Science Congress is being attended by around 1,850 delegates from across the country. ‘Traditional Knowledge’ is the special theme of this edition of the Science Congress, which will be held at six venues on the university campus.

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