Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar launched an event on Wednesday to honour outstanding contributions made by scientists/technologists in the field of Electronics and Information Technology over the past 75 years as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.
Chandrashekhar addressed at the ceremony praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal, saying that he “seriously believes in encouraging scientific temper amongst the youth of this country.” Thus the Ministry will honour outstanding contributions by scientists and technologists.
The Prime Minister has issued a rallying cry for India to become ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat.’ He continued to reach this aim, which is the PM’s vision; a robust ecosystem of knowledge and creativity is required.
According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the post-COVID global order presents India with significant opportunities as countries seek to re-align their technology supply chains.
According to the statement, India has demonstrated its prowess in information and technology over the last 75 years. The electronics and IT sector will be a significant driver of growth in the next 25 years.
“The effort will spotlight scientists’ and technologists’ scientific work and talent, inspiring current and future generations of scientists and technologists,” Chandrashekhar remarked.
Nominations will be accepted beginning on Wednesday, with the deadline for submissions set for November 7, 2021. Prof S Sadhopan, Prof UB Desai, and Prof Bhaskar were among those who attended the occasion as Secretary, MEITY, and Addl Secretary, MEITY.