Mysore/Mysuru: Asserting that Science and Technology played a key role during COVID pandemic, senior ISRO Scientist Dr. T.N. Suresh Kumar said that Science and Technology have been playing a very crucial role in the betterment of our lives.
He was speaking at the valedictory of the decennial celebrations of Mysuru Science Foundation (MSF) organised at Yuvaraja’s College Hall here on Sunday.
Pointing out that Science and Technology are responsible for rapid advancements in Road Transport, Banking, Logistics, Railways and such other infrastructure sectors, Dr. Suresh Kumar said that technology driven concepts such as Tele-medicine, Tele-education and the like are the result of advancements made in Satellite Science.
Observing that visionary leaders, good teachers, Innovative Scientists, excellent social researchers and a responsive bureaucracy is key for growth of a country, he said that citizens too must realise their duties and responsibilities.
Citing the example of Singapore, Dr. Suresh Kumar said that ISRO has successfully launched three satellites of that nation, which goes to prove India’s capability. Noting that extensive research is being carried out in Materials Science, he said that Research, Exploration and In-depth studies are key for advancements and innovations in any sector.
Highlighting the benefits of Satellite and Imaging Technology, Dr. Suresh Kumar said that this technology hugely helped India in taking precautionary and preventive measures immediately after the COVID pandemic broke out in China. Calling upon the students to draw inspiration from great scientists and leaders, he stressed on the need for inquisitiveness among students.
Stating that a questioning attitude among students will help both the teaching and student fraternity, Dr. Suresh Kumar announced that he was personally donating Rs.10,000 to MSF.
MSF General Secretary G.B. Santosh Kumar said that more than 10,000 students, Science enthusiasts and other members of the public visited the day-long Science Expo held as part of the MSF Decennial celebrations at Sadvidya Semi-Residential PU College in Vijayanagar Second Stage on Saturday.
More than 35 Research Institutes and Science Organisations took part in the expo. ISRO’s Space on Wheels was one of the main attractions of the expo, which featured a variety of model displays, presentations, workshops etc., he added. About 150 resource persons who were involved in MSF activities since its Foundation ten years ago, were felicitated on the occasion.
MSF Chief Patron Dr. T. Thippeswamy, Hon. President Prof. M.R. Nandan, President C. Krishnegowda, Yuvaraja’s College Principal Dr. B.N. Yashoda, faculty Dr. R. Shekar Nayak and others were present.