JAMMU, Jan 5: Union Minister of Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, today reached Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, where he inaugurated two-day Science Communicators’ Meet.
The occasion was on-going five-day 106th Indian Science Congress at Lovely Professional University. Addressing thousands of scientists, delegates and students on the theme ‘Communicating Science’ of the Meet, the Minister said, “Present age is age of technology, information and communication and all three in a combination are great power. Technology has enabled a virtual world which is not limited by geography or any boundaries; however, we should use technology for human good only.” Taking a simple equation “IT+IT=IT”, he said that it is India’s Talent (IT) and Information Technology (IT) that will jointly build India of Tomorrow (IT).
Upholding PM Narendra Modi’s added slogan “Jai Anusndhan”, the Minister advised to lay more stress on inculcating research spirit among all. Sharing, he also informed that Digital India movement will help in nabbing cyber and other crimes where culprits would not be able to hide their identities with usage of bio-metric implications.
The two-day Meet, also known as “Vigyan Sancharak Sammelan”, is slated to conclude on 6th January. Also present on the main dais included Punjab unit chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shwait Malik, general president of ISC, Dr Manoj Kumar Chakrabarti, general secretary (Scientific Activities), Prof PP Mathur and LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal.
Science Communicators’ Meet is held every year at the Indian Science Congress for understanding and promoting effective communication of science to diverse audiences. The specific objectives of the meet are: to bring different science communicators together, to discuss the development and optimum utilization existing & new media and arenas in order to strengthen the dialogue between the research community and the society.