Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasized to develop robust and cost effective technologies for the masses:

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Lucknow: April 21: Addressing a distinguished gathering at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Union Minister for Science &Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasized on the need to develop robust and cost effective technologies for the masses that are easily deployable so as to improve their quality of life.

He said that India is a vast nation with diverse requirements and hence tailor made solutions is the need of the hour. The government is committed to the people for transferring technological benefits through enhanced R&D.

He, while exhorting everyone to have a dream, said that the joy and satisfaction that comes from witnessing the fulfillment of a dream is beyond words, and cited his own experience with the Polio eradication programme. 

The Minister unveiled a plaque to name the main building of the CSIR–IITR as ‘Vishvigyan Bhawan’ to mark the milestone of the institute celebrating its Golden Jubilee. He named the Auditorium and Seminar Hall of the institute as the Professor Sibte Hassan Zaidi Auditorium and Professor C. R. Krishnamurthy Seminar Hall respectively,

in the honour of the first two directors of the institute. He also dedicated an Advanced Imaging Facility of the institute to the nation for being used in the area of nanomaterial toxicology and released the institute’s magazine ‘Vishvigyan Sandesh’.   

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