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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)
Udupi, May 21: The president and the members of Udupi Sri Admar Math Education Council, Bangalore, organized a students’ interaction programme with Bharat Ratna Dr C N R Rao on Wednesday May 21 at Prajna Hall, Poornaprajna Institute of Management, Udupi.
Dr Rao was also felicitated by Sri Vishwapriyateertha Swamiji of Admar Math, at Kunjargiri Temple, here.
In his speech, Dr Rao said, “Now, Modi-led government is coming to power. He is intent on developing our nation. I hope that he will make contributions to the field of science and technology. I had sent many appeals to the government for developing science but they did not bother to address my concerns.”
He further said, “IT students have sound knowledge but they are not strong enough to tolerate the pressure physically and mentally. So, most of the suicides that happen are by IT students. In India, there are many industrialists but no one is contributing to the advancement of science. So, the new government must focus on collecting money from industrialists for progressive purposes.”
He said that money is not always more important than science and education.
He expressed happiness over his experiments in science. “India’s future and science are the same. If they forget this, no development will happen. It is my desire that India stand first in science and education,” said Dr Rao referring to the developed countries.
He added that he believes courage, zeal, and inspiration were obtained only from Madhwa principles. Sri Sugunendratheertha Swamiji blessed the gathering and offered the silver chariot to Sri Durgadevi, Kunjargiri.
DC Muddumohan also spoke on the occasion.
Hemavati Rao, K Shri Hari, Jayachandra, and Madhavi V Bhandari were present on the auspicious occasion.