Former minister of Environment, Science and Technology Ganesh Shah said that no country can develop without giving priority to the science as well as promoting and protecting it.
Addressing a scientific talk program organized to celebrated World Science Day 2017, former minister Shah said that only through the development of science a country can make progress.
Organized by Nepal Science Olympiad and Russian Centre of Science and Culture on the theme world science day for peace and development, academician of NAST Dr. Dinesh Raj Bhuju presented his paper on Science and Technlogy: The engine of economic development.
Addressing the program, Bhuju said that no country can develop without investing in science. “Only science can make Nepal prosperious and developed,” said Bhuju. There need to increase annual budget in science and technology sector.
Other speakers argued that Nepal is spending nominal amount of budget for science and technology and it is not helping the country.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome you all on behalf of Russian Centre of Science and Culture in today’s scientific talk program on science for global understanding on the occasion of World Science Day 2017,” said Priya Thapa from the center.
“We would also like to take the opportunity to inform you that we are having international scientific and technical conference this month in our premises. The topic of the conference is Future Energy: Materials, Technologies, Ecology. The aim of the conference is to discuss the advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies of the 21st century. The conference is a platform for the exchange of views and the formation of multidisciplinary approaches to solving these problems. The conference is the next step in the development of the mechanisms of scientific cooperation as a form of public diplomacy. The delegations of the conference are from Russian Academy of Sciences, National University of Science and Technology and many other technical universities from different parts of Russia and the delegations from Nepal are Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal Electricity Authority, Institute of Engineering, Independent Power Producers Association Nepal and Alternative Energy Promotion Centre. The conference will be held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture on November 21-23, 2017,” Thapa informed.
Participated by science students and scientists, Kedar Nath Chatkulli, secretary of Nepal Science Olympiad and president of Olympiad Dr. Gita Shrestha highlighted importance of the day.