Mr. Vardhan was addressing the 79th CSIR Foundation Day
The scientific community has risen to every challenge facing the country and converted it into an opportunity, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday.
Addressing the 79th CSIR Foundation Day, Mr. Vardhan said that during the coronavirus pandemic, scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) contributed towards making ventilators and personal protection (Personal Protection Equipment) kits to genome sequencing.
The CSIR also initiated projects like repurposing of drugs for COVID-19.
He also asked the CSIR to organise a brainstorming session of young scientists to assess how the country can achieve ‘Aatmanirbharta’ (self-reliance).
“Whenever there has been a challenge of any form before the country, we have always been able to convert it into an opportunity and they…