PM inaugurates ‘National Institute of Science Education & Research’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today dedicated to the nation, the “National Institute of Science Education and Research” (NISER)  here today.
The institute has come up under the aegis of Govt of India’s Department of Atomic Energy. Union MoS Atomic Energy Dr Jitendra Singh and Secretary Atomic Energy Dr Sekhar Basu were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said innovation is the need of the hour for every society and every era. In this context, he mentioned India’s space programme, which had begun from a scratch, and the whole world was now taking note of. He called upon young scientists to be similarly inspired to achieve and to serve the people through their work. He said it is important to develop a scientific temper among students.
Modi expressed the hope that an environment of innovation would be fostered among scientific institutions. In the context of NISER, situated in Odisha, he mentioned the possibilities for innovation in areas such as coal gasification and clean energy, the blue economy, and housing for all by 2022.
The Prime Minister urged the students at NISER to work towards making NISER India’s greenest campus and a zero-emission, zero-discharge campus which uses only renewable energy.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi also felicitated some of the meritorious students who had recently participated in “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme with him.
Earlier, the Prime Minister also went around an exhibition organised by the students of NISER.

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