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Science, Technology & Innovation Crucial for the growth of National Economy

ASHOK KAURA | May 11, 2021 04:44 PM

KAPURTHALA: Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated National Technology Day by organizing a webinar on “Invention and Innovations: Flexible Engineering Materials”. Around 150 engineering college students from all over Punjab participated through virtual mode. Dr.Kushal Sen, Professor, Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi was the key speaker at the occasion.

He said that Science, Technology & Innovation play a very important role in the growth of national economy. Innovation can be a new approach to a problem, a change in behavior, or a new way of using existing resources. Inventions do not happen every day, the innovations, however, may, he added. Further, fibers are beautiful flexible materials which can be engineered to produce highly attractive and useful products. Fibers possess unique characteristics and can be modified to introduce various functional properties to create various innovative products at scales varying from macro, to micro, or to nano levels.
Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General, Science City giving introductory remarks said that sustainable future can only be achieved through Science and Technology. She informed that Technology Day is celebrated to highlight the achievements of the country in the field of science & technology. The day marks the anniversary of successful of the Pokhran nuclear tests and showcased India's technological advancements. She urged the teaching community to motivate students to learn and apply scientific concepts in their daily life so as to ignite their interest in research and innovation.
Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director Science City present at the occasion emphasized that the knowledge and skills of the students in various areas of science and technology must be enriched to develop an informed and knowledgeable society.

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