Jalandhar, March 19
A fest, ‘Inno-Tech 2023’, was organised here at Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, to observe the 18th annual day. The chief guest on the occasion was Dr G Sridhar, Director General, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio Energy.
As many as 300 students from different engineering and polytechnic colleges showcased their innovative models on the occasion. A team of experts from NIT Jalandhar evaluated the models.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Sridhar said, “Innovation is a major driving force for a nation’s sustainable growth and competitiveness amidst globalisation. Innovative ideas by individuals lead towards making complex processes simple, easy and economical resulting in new products, technologies and opportunities and thus ensuring sustainable growth. The people of Punjab, especially in rural areas, are known for their creativity and innovativeness. Suitable platforms, therefore, need to be provided to channelise the potential of Punjabi youth to nurture their talent.”
The science city anthem was launched by Neelima Jerath, Director General, Science City, on the occasion. The lyrics of the anthem were composed by her and the music was by Parduman Kumar, nagma player from HMV College, Jalandhar.
Jerath said globalisation had been a dominant driver of change in business and society, leading to generation of new knowledge, ideas and intellectual property.
Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City, said the event was aimed at encouraging innovativeness and creativity amongst the students of colleges through the development of working models in different fields of science.
Most Read In 24 Hours
Don't MissView All
Odisha train crash: Preliminary report states 'signal was given and taken off'; PM promises stringent action against guilty; death toll mounts to 288
Both passenger trains were at a high speed and it has been c...
Caught on camera: Mamata-Vaishnaw argument over death toll in Odisha train accident
Railways minister seeks to play down the disagreement with W...
Odisha train accident site: Coaches strewn haphazardly, ambulance wails punctuate noise from electric saws
The rescue workers with gas cutters and medical personnel wi...
Government bans 14 fixed dose combination drugs, cites they may involve risk to people
‘No therapeutic justification for these medicines’