Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the 107th session of Indian Science Congress, in Bengaluru. He said, “I am very happy that one of my first programmes at the start of the new year and new decade is linked to science, technology and innovation. This programme is happening in Bengaluru, a city linked with science and innovation.”
“When we start the year 2020 with positivity and optimism of science and technology driven development, then we take another step towards fulfilling our dream,” PM Modi said.
He added that “I am also happy to learn that India’s ranking has improved in innovation Index to 52. Our schemes have created more technology business incubators in the last 5 years than in the previous 50 years. I congratulate our scientists for these accomplishments.”
“Our successes in space exploration should now be mirrored in the new frontier of the deep sea. We need to explore, map and responsibly harness the vast oceanic resources of water, energy, food and minerals,” he added.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the first speech of 2020 at Tumakuru in Karnataka, where he slammed the opposition for spreading rumours over Citizenship Amendment Act.