The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, released the IMPRINT India brochure at the Visitors’ Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan. ‘IMPRINT India’ is a Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative to develop a roadmap for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges in ten technology domains relevant to India.
In his remarks on the occasion, the Prime Minister laid stress on the importance of innovation and technology for the progress and development of the nation. He said institutions of higher education should give primacy to innovation in learning.
He said finding solutions to challenges like global warming and converting waste to wealth, were key to rise of India.
He exhorted institutions of higher learning to focus on areas such as defence manufacturing. “Science is universal but technology must be local,” the Prime Minister said. He called for enhanced industry-academia partnerships.
The Prime Minister praised the President as an ocean of knowledge, and appreciated his initiatives towards higher education.