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May 27, 2013 THE FUTURE BELONGS TO SCIENCE AND THOSE WHO MAKE FRIENDS WITH SCIENCE- JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

On the occasion of India’s first and  longest serving Prime Minister’s 49th death anniversary today, it would be appropriate to pay tribute to a formative leader of our nation, who with his scientific temper and intellectual legacy, still continues to guide India on the path of a liberal and coherent democracy. Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of India was that of a secular and modern nation. A clear thinker and a man with a charismatic personality, he held his own during much of the freedom struggle. He became India’s first Prime Minister and held that post for almost 17 long years. Many describe him as the architect of modern India, a world statesman and great administrator. 

Nehruji became a spokesmen for the developing countries in Asia and Africa, an advocate of international mediation, and first among the neutralist leaders. He also outlined the diplomatic policy of ‘Panchshila’ (“Five principles”), which called for the signing of noninterference pacts between states as a means of preventing the intrusion by one state into the internal affairs of another.

Nehruji paid a lot of importance to fostering science and technology in the country. Under his guidance 30 scientific labs were set up. From the very day independence was declared the presidentship of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was assumed by Nehruji. His government oversaw the establishment of many institutions of higher education, including the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the National Institute of Technology (NIT). Nehru envisioned the developing of nuclear weapons and established the Atomic Energy Commission of India (AEC) in 1948. He was the survivor of India’s great cultural heritage and wanted to combine tradition with modernity.

And because of his efforts in enhancing India’s scientific temper the country was ranked the 7th nuclear power in the world  and became the 5th country to reach the moon!
GPCC pays its rich tributes to the great leader today.

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