Kolkata, Mar 2 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): With an aim of sketching a blue print of the role science can play to help India attain the leadership status predicted for the nation in the foreseeable future, a two day conference titled ‘FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE‘ commenced in Kolkata from Wednesday.
Eminent scientists from all over the globe are participating in this conference.
“Economically India is developing very fast but scientifically we have not developed so faster. See, China has developed further as far as the spread of science among common man and every body is concerned,” A.K. Deb, director, the Critical Issues Forum, Kolkata, said.
“India also needs it and the basic objective of this meet is to find solution of how to reach science and scientific thoughts in every corners of India also among other objectives to be discussed,” Deb said.
“Scientific development effects the overall sustainable development,” he added.
The conference will also highlight on issues like ‘prospects and challenges for sciences and applied research in India’.
Speaking on the need of having nuclear power stations in Eastern India, physicist Bikash Sinha said: “The need of establishing nuclear power stations in this part of the country is very important in order to maintain the ecological balance.”
“Nuclear powerhouse is green powerhouse as it doesnot produce carbon dioxide,” he said.
The conference is sponsored by the Centre of Natural Sciences and Philosophy and organised by The Critical Issues Forum, Kolkata.
The list of eminent participants include names like: R.A Mashelkar, Bikash Sinha, Homi Bhabha professor, Department of Atomic Energy; S.K. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India; Baldev Raj, Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research; M.K.Bhan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India; Rudifer Voss and Philippe Lebrun from CERN, the European organisation for Nuclear research in Geneva, Switzerland; Nigel Lockyear, Director and Timothy I. Meyer, Head of Strategic Planning and Communications, TRIUMF.