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NEW DELHI: Science & Technology Minister Jitendra Singh presented the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar National Awards to eminent scientists at a largely attended function, at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a written message, congratulated everyone associated with the CSIR for the success of the 82nd CSIR Foundation Day. Singh read out the written message sent by the Prime Minister on the occasion.
In his message, PM Modi said the 82nd Foundation Day holds a special relevance for CSIR since it was among the many organisations that made significant contributions to the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission.
“The indefatigable efforts of our space and science ecosystem have showcased to the world that even the sky is not the limit for us. We are making every effort to complement the efforts of scientists by providing all the resources and also fostering a dynamic and favourable research ecosystem, the Prime Minister said Speaking on the occasion, Singh highlighted the achievements of the CSIR and said India is seeing sea changes in the way S&T is being spearheaded and organised to address not only national aspirations towards socioeconomic growth but also global positioning.
The minister urged the CSIR leadership to devise a ‘One WeekOne Theme’ scheme on the lines of OWOL, combining all the institutions dealing with the theme or the subject in a true integrated fashion.
In her address, Dr N. Kalaiselvi, Director-General of the CSIR, said in the coming days, the CSIR will enlarge its canvas and after the announcement of CSIR Vision-2030, it will also soon launch in a big way CSIR Vision-2042 to celebrate the centenary year of the CSIR.