Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that curiosity and persistence are the mother of science. Science is considered the mother of technology, but curiosity is also the mother of science. Curiosity only helps us understand any scientific or mathematical formula. Our goal should be that we should spend the most energy to awaken public curiosity about science. If there is curiosity about a subject without persistence in completing it, the work will never be completed. There’s a lot of deadlock in any job, but it’s persistence that keeps us determined to get that job done. Keeping this formula of curiosity and perseverance in mind, the state has implemented the Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2022. The three points of making scientific thinking and understanding part of everyday life, maximizing the use of modern technology in government and society, and creating new thinking, new knowledge, and new ideas are the foundations of our policies. The state has the best ecosystem for startups. Chief Minister Chauhan addressed the opening ceremony of the 8th India International Science Festival. Chief Minister Chauhan thanked PM Narendra Modi for organizing the Science Festival in Bhopal.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Federal Science and Technology, Omprakash Sakhalecha, Minister of State Science, Technology and MSME, Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Secretary of Union Biotechnology Department, Ph.D. Earth Ministry Secretary Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary General Shri M. Ravichandran, Vigyan Bharati, Prof. Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Director General of CSI, Sudhir Bhadoria, and Nikunj Srivastava, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology were specially present. Chief Minister Chau Han lit the lamps to inaugurate the event. The program started with the Central Odissi dance presented by renowned dancer Ms. Kalyani Vaidehi on Dvaita-Advaita. The goals of the program were also showcased through digital presentations. A large number of academic teachers, research scholars and students participate in the program. On January 21, Chief Minister Choo Han visited the exhibition held at the venue and issued a press briefing on the Science Festival.
PM Modi’s ideas are entirely scientific
CM Chouhan said Indian thinking was scientific from the start. India has been at the forefront of technology for thousands of years. These capabilities of India have been demonstrated under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. During the Covid period, two vaccines were produced in just 8 months, and vaccines were provided to more than 100 countries in the world. India launched satellites from many countries in the world, which shows India’s talent and capabilities. India is becoming a glorious, prosperous and strong country under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. Science and technology play an important role in this and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the right direction. The whole world thinks PM Modi’s thinking is totally scientific.
Chief Minister Chauhan said that India has a rich cultural heritage. India is the mother of geographical knowledge and scientific traditions. Seven thousand years ago, the idea of planes arose during the Ramayana period. Maharishi Kanad’s parmanuvad, Bhaskaracharya’s astronomical theory is a testament to the wisdom of ancient India.
Varanasi and Takshashila are great centers of medical science. Maharishi Sushrut and Charak’s contributions to medicine are unparalleled. We get information about Navagraha from Aryabhata and Varahamihira. Indian philosophy holds that religion and science are complementary. The famous scientist CV Raman once said that the 20th century may belong to science, but the 21st century will be the century of scientific spirituality. Chouhan said there are ample opportunities for innovation in Madhya Pradesh, with more than 2,600 startups being established in the state in a single year.