Technology must be used for upliftment of society: Former ISRO chief Dr G Madhavan Nair

    13-May-2020   
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Speaking on the occasion national convenor of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and prominent Chartered Accountant, R Sundaram said that India has turned the Covid pandemic into an opportunity 
 
Former Chairman of ISRO and eminent scientist Dr G Madhavan Nair said that Technology must be used for the upliftment of society. He was speaking at a webinar jointly organized by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch,Tamil Nadu chapter and Chennai based think tank Center for Policy and Development Studies.
 
The.eminent scientist said that India has advanced manyfold in technology and added that the Nuclear testing conducted at Pokhran on May 11, 1998, was a milestone in the country's technological advancement. He said that the country has gone ahead in Agriculture production following the advancement of technology. Madhavan Nair also said that the whole of India was connected to television following the development of satellite technology and credited former. President and prominent scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as the guiding force behind the SLV launch.
 
 
 
The senior scientist said that the recent studies in disaster management and weather forecasting have helped the country to wade off several natural calamities. The space scientist also said that the political will shown by the late Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in conducting Pokhran nuclear tests amid the poking eyes of foreign satellites was exemplary. He said that this has helped the country becoming a major nuclear power and said that more than triggering a catastrophe this has led to a nuclear deterrent.
 
Speaking on the occasion national convenor of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and prominent Chartered Accountant, R Sundaram said that India has turned the Covid pandemic into an opportunity. He said that Indian cities like Tiruppur, Jalandhar and other towns have turned into major hubs for making PPE kits and N95 masks..The senior leader said that the country has reached such a stage that it can export these products.
 
SJM.Tamil Nadu state office bearer Mahesh Krishnamurthy gave the introductory speech and Arun Lakshman of Center for Policy and Development Studies did the welcome.honours.