International Conference of Forum of Scientists

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Chandigarh, Nov 27 (UNI) Haryana Governor A R Kidwai today called upon the scientists of the South and South-East Asia to work together for dealing with the problems relating to climate changes, disaster management and environment.

''They should disseminate the benefits of their scientific research to the poor and needy people for their social and economic uplift in an effective manner,'' Dr Kidwai said while inaugurating a three-day International Conference of Forum of Scientists from South and South-East Asia at New Delhi today.

The theme of the conference is 'Capacity Building in Science and Technology, Policy Perspective, Opportunities and Challenges in the Context of Globalization' at Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

The conference has been organised by Zaheer Science Foundation and NISTADS in collaboration with INSA and supported by UNESCO, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Science and Technology, ISESCO and IIIT, Allahabad.

He stressed the need for adopting a regional approach for finding solutions pertaining to the environmental and social problems on the region and on country basis for better results.

He suggested that the South and South-East Asian and SAARC countries should form a group on the pattern of group of European economic countries for their economic development in a big way.

He said water resources and energy could also be utilised in a manner which would be beneficial for the group of the countries.

Mr Kidwai said the information and forecasting regarding natural calamities like Tsunami could also be exchanged between the neighbouring countries for taking precautionary measures and disaster management.

The conference is being attended by eminent scientists and representatives from South and South-East Asian countries as well as those from UNESCO, Europe and North America.

UNI

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