India should not depend on foreign technologies: Kakodkar
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 14:47
Bhopal: Former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Anil Kakodkar, said that India should not depend on foreign technologies, if the country wants to become the world leader.

"If we remain dependent on foreign technologies, we can never become a world leader. Our education system must produce empowered youths who can pull the country up the ladder," Kakodkar said here on Saturday while addressing the sixth convocation of the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT).

The eminent nuclear scientist said, "Education is a route to enlightenment and a tool for empowerment. If carried out effectively education can transform our youths into a huge human capital and make India one of the most powerful nations in the world."

Stressing on the need for making orientation of students India-centric, he said, it is necessary that the orientation of students should remain India-focused and not focused to the west.

"The domestic lineage between high level of research activities and its conversion into new innovative technologies can be nurtured only on the basis of such an orientation," he said.

Referring to the research activities in India, he said, "The efforts required to translate a laboratory development into an industrially robust product are many times larger. We have not paid sufficient attention to bridging this gap."


First Published: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 14:47

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