Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked engineers and technologists to ensure that the new technologies are used to improve the living conditions of the common man, farmers, women and each citizen in our country.
He was addressing a function under the aegis of “Beyond Twenty by 2020” campaign, marking the 20th anniversary of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, in Allahabad, yesterday.
He said Science and Technology must make people’s lives better. He stressed the need to enhance access to services like education, quality health care, timely, authentic and relevant information, access to government services and e-governance initiatives.
Mr Naidu said that significant portion of our citizens still do not have easy access to essential resources.He said that relentless pursuit is needed to improve the quality of life of people living in the marginalized sections of society.
The Vice President said that it is vital that young innovators should get all the resources required for successful translation of their ideas into products and solutions.
He said this will certainly contribute to the growing economy of the nation and accelerate the growth process considerably.He stressed on the need to adopt a growth model that cares for the environment as well as the economic prosperity of the people.