Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi felicitated and congratulated senior scientist of North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat, Binoy Kr Saikia on being conferred on the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award.
Saikia won the prestigious award in the discipline of earth, atmosphere, ocean and planetary sciences for the year 2021.
On the occasion, the governor said, “May his outstanding achievement inspire and encourage every science enthusiast of this region to pursue and excel in the field of science and technology, and bring glory to the state.”
Jagdish Mukhi said that the need of the hour was to nurture and direct the ingenuity of the youth towards a tangible goal.
“In many of the areas including climate, water, renewable energy (RE), artificial intelligence and waste management among others there is huge potential of newer jobs. What is however required is to train our younger generation under focused guidance,” he said.
“To cite one example, in the area of renewable energy (RE), the four global players namely China, USA, Europe and India would be contributing 80 percent capacity expansion of the world. Hence, the youth of India in their formative years need to be introduced to the areas of the future technology revolution.”
The governor requested the academicians and the scientists present on the occasion to put in their thoughts and energy for the overall development of the state, the region and the country. He also requested them to help the students to imbibe noble ideas helpful for the sustainable development of the country.
“Youths and children who will shoulder the future of the country need to be trained in a focused and calibrated manner so that their background and the thought process contribute to the development of the nation,” the governor opined.