Pursue higher studies in sciences to deal with challenges: Vohra
5-DAY INSPIRE CAMP ENDS
Srinagar, July 31: Governor, N N Vohra today said that while the study of languages and other subjects was very important, the majority of the existing and emerging problems on varied fronts require building a large human resource pool equipped and trained for taking up varied challenges in the science and technology arena, in the coming years.
The Governor, as Chief Guest, was addressing the Valedictory Session of the 5-day Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Camp at the Kashmir University here this evening. The Camp was organized by the Department of Geology, Geophysics and Geoinformatics in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, with a view to attract the younger generation of bright students towards the study of sciences.
The Governor, who is the Chancellor of the University, observed that among the many threats facing the world two major threats relate to global warming and climate change which, in the long run, would have a serious adverse impact on agriculture and, besides, on various other sectors of economy. He added that if the day temperatures were to rise by 2 degrees Celsius it would trigger the speedy melting of glaciers, rising of sea levels which would submerge coastal areas, acute scarcity of water and other problems. Such changes would affect the entire cropping pattern and adversely affect human life and all other forms of life on planet earth. In this context, he stressed to the need for attracting talented youth to pursue their studies in varied science subjects as scientific approach and capacity are required to deal successfully with the emerging challenges.
Referring to Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor said that the boys and girls of the State are highly talented and they have been doing very well in the science subjects along with other disciplines. He observed that the INSPIRE Programme launched by the Government of India provides a wonderful opening for the bright young students being attracted to pursue higher studies and research in varied scientific areas for which attractive scholarships are available. He hoped that, having gone through such a beneficial exposure, a good number of young scholars would be attracted to pursue higher studies in the ever enlarging areas of science and technology. He wished them a bright future ahead.
Kashmir University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad, said eminent personalities in the realm of science and technology were brought to interact with the participating students of the INSPIRE Programme. He expressed the hope that a good number of talented boys and girls would opt for pursuing study of science. He thanked the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for agreeing to organize more INSPIRE Camps at the Kashmir University to cover all the students who had applied for participation in the Programme.
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