Monday, January 03, 2005

India pledges irreverence to science past

Sibal announces new schemes for scientists (New Kerala)

    Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Sibal Monday promised to set up a national mission for nano-technology and to promote efforts to dicover preventive medicines for malaria and tuberculosis.

    Sibal, who was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary award by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the 92nd Indian Science Congress here, said: "While the scientific community will make efforts to provide solutions in resolving issues. I hope to provide the necessary enabling environment for you.

    "For the scientific community I pledge to do the following. Bring autonomy in their functioning, for only those who are irreverent of the past in the scientific sense, will guide the future." More here

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