New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday exhorted the scientific community to promote the value-creation cycle of science to mass creation.
He was speaking on the occasion of National Metrology Conclave 2021 via video conference where he dedicated National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali to the Nation and laid the foundation stone of National Environmental Standards Laboratory.
The Prime Minister pointed out, historically, any country has progressed in direct correlation to its effort to promote science. He termed this ‘value creation cycle’ of Science, Technology, and Industry.
The Prime Minister said that a scientific invention creates technology and technology leads to industry development. The industry, in turn, invests further in science for new research. This cycle keeps on taking us in the direction of new possibilities. CSIR-NPL has played a major role in taking forward this value cycle.
“This value creation cycle of science to mass-creation has become all the more important in today’s world when the country is moving forward with the goal of Atma Nirbhar India,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister expressed happiness over CSIR-NPL National Atomic Timescale which he dedicated to humanity today.
He said that India has become self-reliant in measuring the time within the range of nanoseconds. Achieving the accuracy level of 2.8 Nano Second is a huge capability in itself. Now Indian Standard Time is matching the International Standard Time with the accuracy range of less than 3 nanoseconds. This will be a big help for organizations like ISRO who are working with cutting-edge technology. Modern technology related to banking, railways, defense, health, telecom, weather forecast, disaster management,and many similar sectors will be benefited greatly from this achievement.