Challenging times for Scientists
The current times of pandemic have been challenging for one and all . Millions have died and crores infected , the economies across the globe have been brought to grinding halt . The people are frustrated beyond a point as they are virtually feeling locked . Scientists too have been challenged by this tricky virus that continues its havoc despite vaccination also taking place .Recently, the Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu called upon scientists to come up with out-of-the-box solutions to address challenges faced by mankind from climate change to agriculture to health and medicine.
As per an official communique while addressing scientists and students at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) at Bengaluru, the Vice President urged scientists to strive for achieving excellence and to innovate for improving the lives of the people. “Purpose of science is to make people’s lives happy, healthy and comfortable”, he reiterated.
Stressing that scientific research should be relevant to society, he said, in this context, translational research assumes importance. He lauded JNCASR for having generated over 300 patents and for promoting the establishment of a few startups based on indigenous inventions.We are hopeful that Science would continue its inventions and overcome tough times for humanity in form of virus to global climate change .It is well known fact science is the backbone for the progress and technological advancement of any country.Also it may be noted the Vice President referred to India’s huge demographic dividend and said the need of the hour is to inculcate scientific temper from a young age and to promote world-class scientific research that addresses societal problems.In nutshell, scientists continue to remain hopes for global peace and prosperity in every challenge .