KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed through video conference the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose’s 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata.
Physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, born January 1, 1894, is best known for his work on quantum mechanics from the early 1920s, providing the basis for Bose-Einstein statistics and the concept of the Bose-Einstein condensate.
The class of particles that obey Bose-Einstein statistics has been called Bosons, following Prof Bose.
The prime minister started his inaugural address in Bengali by extending wishes to the New Year.
“We start a lengthy year celebration at the 125th year old Satyendra Nath Bose who had been born this day in 1894. I’ve learnt about his accomplishment which is far ahead of his days and times. We have a good deal to learn from the life and works of Acharya SN Bose. He had been also a self-taught scholar. He triumphed several limitations – including the lack of formal research education and small connectivity with international scientific community,” Prime Minister Modi said.
The prime minister further said that science and technology must contribute to developing a New India.
“Anyone connected with science and technology has to focus their innovation and research towards developing a New India. Our nation’s scientists will still continue to give us creative technological solutions together with their from box thinking, so as to earn lives of individuals easier,” he said.
From the address, Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the contribution of Bengalis in various fields and said, “It is a matter of pride for India that Bengal has given the very best scientists into the world.”
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