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National Technology Day: PM Modi hails those at forefront of research to defeat coronavirus

By Rajan Nath -- May 11, 2020 11:05 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

On the National Technology Day on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed all those who are at the forefront of research and innovation on ways to defeat Coronavirus.

PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote: "On National Technology Day, our nation salutes all those who are leveraging technology to bring a positive difference in the lives of others. We remember the exceptional achievement of our scientists on this day in 1998. It was a landmark moment in India’s history."

The National Technology Day marks the anniversary of the underground nuclear tests that was conducted in Rajasthan's Pokhran. On this day in 1998, India successfully conducted first of its five nuclear tests under the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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The tests in Pokhran in 1998 also showed the difference a strong political leadership can make, he said. On this day in 1998, India conducted first of its five nuclear tests successfully under the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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He added that "Today, technology is helping many in the efforts to make the world free from COVID-19. I salute all those at the forefront of research and innovation on ways to defeat Coronavirus. May we keep harnessing technology in order to create a healthier and better planet."

-PTC News

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