Bhopal: More than 120 space technology startups have sprung up in the past three years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi declassified India’s space ecosystem, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made science and scientists feel respected after six decades. Now, we can see a positive atmosphere like a festival because it has not only given importance to science and scientific events, but also promoted new innovations by taking revolutionary steps and simplifying the rules,” Singh told India International Science. Speaking at the inauguration of the festival.Bhopal.
He said that the talent and ability were always there but the consistency was missing. The minister said science was not a serious career and people did B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in descending order of preference. Now things have changed because of Modi.
Giving an example, Singh said, “The space department used to work in secret. An international scientist took me to a space center and into an area where scientists weren’t even allowed to roam. I understood and shared this issue with PM Modi. By ending the secret work in the space department, the prime minister promoted space technology through public-private partnership. About 120 startups emerge in space technology.
Singh also praised Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for organizing the science festival.
Chauhan said on the occasion of the inauguration, “I can say with responsibility that religion and science do not cross each other, but support each other.” Religion and science always support each other. We understood the interconnectedness of science and spirituality. A glorious, powerful, prosperous and strong India is being built under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His thinking is also scientific.
“We tried to find the truth of the universe through yoga, meditation, pranayama and samadhi,” Chauhan said. “The concept of the plane existed in India thousands of years ago. The Indian astronomer Bhaskaracharya, centuries before Newton, proved that the earth attracts celestial objects with a special force.
He said that India has become the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. “We have made a new start-up policy. If you have innovative ideas, I will not disappoint you. 2600 start-ups have been created in Madhya Pradesh in a year. Talented kids are emerging even from small towns, Chauhan said.
More than 300 scientific organizations are participating in the fair.