Research must make common man’s life better: VP

RSTV Bureau

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the ultimate aim of all research and development in science & technology is to make life better for the common man and to create a peaceful, prosperous planet.

Addressing the gathering said that he was hugely impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities and the high quality research being carried out at the Centre.

Naidu, who attended an event to interact with the Faculty and Students of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), in Bengaluru, Karnataka and complimented IISc for delivering highly sophisticated micro-electro-mechanical systems pressure transducers for the Light Combat Aircraft.

“This Institute was founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nussarwanji Tata, the Government of India and the Maharaja of Mysore,” he said.

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu at an event in Karnataka

Vice president M
Venkaiah Naidu at an event in Karnataka

Vice President also said that over the last century, many illustrious legendary scientists like Sir C.V Raman and Dr. C.N.R. Rao have shaped this institute.

“Excellence has been the hallmark and innovation the all pervading spirit of this great institution and we must preserve this grand tradition,” Naidu said.

VP Naidu said that ancient India has had a long tradition of scientific inquiry and a number of achievements too numerous to enumerate.

From green revolution to making India a leading power in space technology, Indian scientists have shown that they can rise to the occasion not only to feed the growing population, but also harness state-of-the-art technology for socio-economic development, he added.