Minister calls upon scientists, politicians to act together

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Hyderabad, Jul 25 (UNI) Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju today called upon the scientific community and political masters to act in unison towards harnessing the nation's true potential for the benefit of the country and to project India's benign power to the world.

Delivering the Dr Nayudamma Memorial Lecture on 'Science and Technology-Future Challanges' at the Administrative Staff College of India here, he said India was a rising economy and had enough potential to play an effective role in the international arena.

He said research findings from scientific works and application of technology development were the need of the hour to enhance the domestic situation.

Stating that science and technology had played a great role in the country's civilisation and culture, he said India's scientific and research institutions had contributed greatly to the country's development.

However, issues like poverty and illiteracy had played a negative role on development, he added.

Stating that terrorism was the biggest threat to the country's internal and external security, he said it could destroy the social fabric of the society.

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