Junior Education Minister: It is important for the modern innovations and ancient technologies to co-exist
Union minister of state for Human Resource Development (HRD) Dr. Satya Pal Singh advised teachers and professors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati that they must preserve ancient technologies and keep the modern innovation up as well. He was present at IIT-G to address the 20th convocation of the institute and stressed on the need of preserving the ancient technologies while maintaining the balance between the modern and ancient technologies.
He also asked the teachers not to forget the cultural roots as they advance in scientific and modern technologies.
"When we are sharing our technological and scientific advancements today, we should not forget our cultural roots," Dr. Singh said.
"I would like to tell that India as a whole is doing quite well but as far as innovation and research is concerned, much more is required to be done," he told IIT Guwahati teachers.
Stating that simply publishing papers in journals would not help, he said: "We have to find out how many journals, how many papers are ultimately
ending in patents; any start-ups, or helping some entrepreneurs and starting some industry."
He also encouraged the teachers and students to make highest efforts in order to progress in the field of applied science and technology.