PM Narendra Modi dedicates 5 DRDO Young Scientists Labs to nation for innovators younger than 35

PM Narendra Modi dedicates 5 DRDO Young Scientists Labs to nation for innovators younger than 35

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated five Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Young Scientist Laboratories to enable focused research in advanced technologies.

The Prime Minister also viewed DRDO innovations on show in an exhibition at the event. He was accompanied by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediurappa and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy.

About the DRDO Young Innovators Labs

Open for applicants below 35 years, these DRDO Young Innovators Labs have been created to empower youth to achieve self-reliance in advanced niche technologies for the country, the DRDO said.

“This step lays down the foundation for research and development of futuristic technologies. Selected young scientists of DRDO have been given this opportunity to work in identified research areas,” it said in a statement.

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Inspiration to create Young Scientists Labs from PM Modi’s 2014 speech

According to the Defence Ministry’s research and development wing, the inspiration to create Young Scientist Laboratories came from an address Modi delivered on August 24, 2014, during a DRDO award function.

PM Narendra Modi had proposed in 2014 to identify at least five DRDO labs for innovation by young scientists aged under 35 years.

Giving away the DRDO awards in 2014, Modi had also called for facilitating greater involvement of youth in defence research-related activities so that India remained abreast of global technological advancements in the field.

Courtesy: India Today

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