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Jalandhar: PM Modi's New Slogan, 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan'

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| January 3 , 2019 , 16:31 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi added Jai Anusandhan to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's famous slogan of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan and Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Jai Vigyan on Thursday at the 106th Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar.

He said, "Today's new slogan is Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Anusandhan. I would like to add Jai Anusandhan to it,"

PM Modi said that the country needs "strong pathways to commercialisation, that leverage our Research and Development achievements, through industrial products."

"Our strengths in R&D are built on the backbone of our national laboratories, central universities, IIT, IISc, TIFR & IISER. However, over 95% of our students go to state universities & colleges. A strong research ecosystem must be developed in these Universities & Colleges," PM Modi stressed.

He further said, "The life and works of Indian Scientists are a compelling testament of integration of deep fundamental insights with technology development and nation-building. It is through our modern temples of science that India is transforming its present and working to secure its future."

PM also said that established industries must support startups."Industries must now contribute by providing timely support to the startups."

He even said that it was through science that India was transforming its present and working to secure its future.

"2018 was a good year for Indian science. Our achievements this year include the production of aviation grade biofuel, Divya Nayan -- a machine for visually impaired, inexpensive devices for diagnosis of cervical cancer, TB, dengue and a real-time landslide warning system."

Pm Modi also said that Gaganayaan will be a huge success, "By 2022, the mission to send three Indians to space is underway. ISRO has tested the crew module and escape system. I have no doubt that our scientists will bring success to the mission, and at the planned time."