Indian diaspora major stakeholder in new science & tech policy process: Vardhan

New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for suggestions of the Indian diaspora in formulation of the new Science and Technology Innovation Policy, 2020, saying they are major stakeholders in the process.

Addressing experts at a virtual event, the minister said the scientific diaspora contributes a lot in both internationalisation of science and technology development and boosting the country’s technology prowess.

He said the Indian scientific diaspora is considered one of the most vibrant diaspora communities around the world. People of Indian origin holding leadership roles in academia, industry, and the government, even in some of the most technologically advanced countries are evidence of that, Vardhan said.

There is a huge potential in connecting and engaging with the Indian scientific diaspora, not only for the benefit of the country’s national development but also for global development, the Science and Technology minister said.

“Indian diaspora is

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Sanjay Dhotre release Special Cover of Department of Posts to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Department of Science &Technology | India Education,Education News India,Education News

New Delhi: Union Minister for Science & Technology, Health & Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Posts, Education and Electronics & IT, Shri Sanjay Dhotre today released the Special Cover of Department of Posts for commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Department of Science &Technology (DST) at a function in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Harsh Vardhan congratulated DST and said “Our scientists have proved their mettle in all fields of science at international level, be it in Artificial Intelligence, Nano Technology, Data Analytics, Astro-Physics, Astronomy, Atomic Clock, and many more areas”. He revealed that today India has international collaboration with over 80 countries in various scientific areas. He recalled that as the Science & Technology Minister for the last six years, he has visited each and every laboratory in the country and has seen with pride how our scientists work

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