Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today laid the foundation stone of the unified campus of Bose Institute in Kolkata, named after Jagadish Chandra Bose.
“… I was privileged to lay the foundation stone of the unified campus of the Bose Institute, named after one of the greatest Indian scientists of the last century, Jagadish Chandra Bose,” Singh, who is also the General President for the centenary year of the Indian Science Congress Association, told the gathering.
The prime minister is in West Bengal today to attend the Inception Ceremony as the General President of the Indian Science Congress Association.
“It is entirely befitting that we are in the hallowed portals of the University of Calcutta to celebrate the centenary. It was here that the Indian Science Congress Association took roots under the leadership of Shri Ashutosh Mukherjee. In many senses, modern science in India was nurtured in this city,” he said.
“I congratulate the city of Kolkata for nourishing an environment of learning and producing some of the country’s outstanding scientists, mathematicians and economists, including many of our Nobel laureates,” Singh said.
“These founders of modern Indian science did not let the burdens of colonial subjugation come in the way of their pursuit of scientific excellence. They complemented their brilliant scientific abilities with imagination, drive and patriotic fervour to write a glorious chapter in the annals of Indian science,” the prime minister said.