New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday greeted Narendra Modi on his birthday and said the Prime Minister’s dynamism has received a lot of appreciation abroad.
“Please accept my warm greetings and good wishes on your 65th birthday,” the president said according to a statement here.
“This special day comes as you complete more than 15 months as Prime Minister of our great nation. The last year has been an important period filled with significant achievements for you personally and our country,” Mukherjee said.
“Your hard work, dynamism and out-of-the-box thinking has received wide appreciation in the country and abroad,” he added.
The president said: “I compliment you on your accomplishments and wish you the very best for the coming years. May the Almighty bless you with good health, happiness and many more years of dedicated service to the nation.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon scientists to take up challenges in their research for bettering the daily lives of common citizens, especially farmers, help in reaching clean drinking water, solar power to the people, and solving problems such as pollution.
Highlighting the importance of ‘science for society’, Modi said when all “scientists, all citizens, will move forward with this understanding, both the country and mankind will be benefited”.
“To know the connection between science and society, we have to give answers to some questions. Everybody knows the pollution problem due to increased use of plastic. Can our scientists take up the challenge to come up with saleable and cost effective material which can take the place of plastic?” the Prime Minister asked while inaugurating the India International Science Festival through video conferencing from Delhi.
Modi exhorted scientists assembled from India and abroad for the mega event whether they can take up the challenge to find a better way to store energy or electricity.
“Can we get a solution so that the use of solar power can go up, can we come up with an innovation related to battery and other infrastructure to reach electric mobility to the common man?
“Have we thought of doing something in our lab which can improve the lives of crores of people? Can we find a solution to local drinking water problems and reach clean drinking water to the people?” he asked.