Bengaluru: ‘Young India should participate in nanotechnology revolution’

Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao on Thursday urged young India to participate in nanotechnology revolution and produce more results at the eighth Bangalore India Nano summit.

“Time has come for India to produce more results. One has to be determined, do good work and not give up. I urge young India to take this up and bring greater loyalty. Nano is a big revolution and I hope we all will be participants,” said Rao at the summit’s inaugural session.

Praising nanotechnology, the Bharat Ratna recipient highlighted that the discipline is helping West Bengal and Punjab face water scarcity with water purification methods.

“Nanotech in the purification of water is another important development to make fresh water available to communities. India has a lot of success in this field (Nanotechnology) that it can boast about,” added Rao.

Karnataka’s IT, Biotechnology (BT) and Science and Technology Minister S. R. Patil said the state government aims to make Bengaluru the “Citadel of Nanotechnology” in India.

“Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) will be setting up a facility on Bengaluru – Tumakuru Road, with funding support from government of India, which will be a center of excellence for nano science, research and development,” he said.

He said Bangalore India Nano 2016 is the only event of its kind to be held consistently for the past eight years.

“The participation of scientists and researchers from various parts of the world is an indication of the international importance of this event,” said Patil.

Scheduled from March 3-5, the three-day summit will address nanotechnology trends in healthcare, clean water, energy, manufacturing and others.

As many as 600 delegates from nine nations and 200 organisations among others will participate in the summit.

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