Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s inaugural address at the National Metrology Conclave in New Delhi

  • Many congratulations to you all on the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the National Physical Laboratory.
  • Today, our scientists are dedicating the National Atomic Time-scale and the Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali to the nation and the foundation stone of the country’s first National Environmental Standards Laboratory is also being laid.
  • These launches in the new decade are going to raise the profile of the country. Friends, The new year has brought another major achievement.
  • Scientists of India have been successful in developing not one but TWO ‘Made in India’ COVID-19 vaccines.
  • World’s largest Covid vaccination Program is also going to begin in India. For this, the country is proud of its technicians and scientists’ contribution ; every countryman is grateful to you.
  • Friends, Today is the day to remember that time too, when our scientific institutions and all of you had toiled day in and day out to challenge the coronavirus by starting to develop the vaccine.
  • All the institutions including CSIR had come together to face every challenge and seek solutions for the new circumstances.
  • With this dedication of yours, A new sense of awareness and respect has arisen towards these scientific Institutions in the country today. Our youth today wish to know and understand more about these institutions like CSIR.
  • So, I would like CSIR to Communicate with more and more students and schools of the country and to share your experiences in the Corona era with the new generation.
  • This will help you in developing a new generation of young scientists for the coming tomorrow and to motivate them.
  • Friends, A short while ago; your achievements over the seven and a half decades were being enumerated here.
  • Over these years, many great personalities from this institute have served the nation. The solutions emanating from here have paved the way for the country.
  • CSIR NPL has played a major role both in Scientific evolution & evaluation of the development of the country.
  • Today a Conclave has been organized here today to discuss the achievements of the past years and future challenges of the country.
  • Friends, When we look back, this was started for the rebuilding India that had come out of the colonial rule.
  • Your role has expanded over time; now there are new goals and new destination in front of the country.
  • The nation will complete 75 years of independence by 2022 and in the year 2047 it will complete 100 years of freedom.
  • In this time period, we should set new standards, new bench-marks keeping in mind the new resolutions of a self-reliant India.