Good governance must also have scientific approach: Modi
| Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 16:30
Mysuru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said good governance is not limited to policy and decision-making, it is also "about integrating science and technology in choices we make and strategies we pursue".
Inaugurating the 103rd Indian Science Congress here, the prime minister appreciated the event's theme -- 'Science and Technology for Indigenous Development in India', saying it was a fitting tribute to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's vision.
"It's a great pleasure to begin this year in company of leaders of science from India and the world," Modi said addressing a huge gathering of about 15,000 scientists.
"The impact of science will be the most when scientists and technologists will keep the principles of what I call Five Es at the centre of their enquiry and engineering," Modi told a galaxy of distinguished scientists, Nobel laureates and hundreds of students.
The five Es Modi listed are Economy, Environment, Energy, Empathy and Equity.
The event is being held at the University of Mysore from January 3 to 7.