Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated scientists at Odisha Bigyan Academy for their invaluable contribution in the field of science and technology. On the occasion, he underscored need to promote scientific temper in children. He highlighted various measures undertaken by State Government for the same such as new planetariums at Gopalpur, Rayagada and Baripada and establishment of Science Centres at district level.
In his address he highlighted on State Government fellowships & scholarships for higher studies which encourages children to choose pure sciences for higher studies and scientific research as career. He said, Technology crucial in formulation of development plans; research programmes need to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for combating challenge sin the state.
The CM reaffirmed State Government’s commitment to build the State as a knowledge hub and urged upon all to work towards the same.