New R & D Policy within a month: CM Bommai

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

The State government is formulating a new Research and Development(R & D) Policy and it would be announced within a month, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating a Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Lab and release of Dr. H Narasimhaiah’s autobiography(Translated English edition)Path of Struggle’ as part of the 102nd birth anniversary of renowned academician and Padmabhushan awardee Dr. H Narasimhaiah at the National College.

The proposed policy would identify and give a boost for research and innovations happening at Garage level to major institutions.

Even individuals with innovative ideals and passion for research would be encouraged. The policy would immensely benefit National Educational Institutions,Bommai said and assured complete support for National College in its science and research endeavors .

Ask questions

He exhorted the students to ask questions as it would help in developing logical thinking. Children have the right to ask questions, their curiosity is the trigger for research,Bommai said.

New Education Policy

The National Education Institution is implementing the New Education Policy. It is bringing comprehensive changes in the education system.

The NEP encourages experimentation and gives importance to Science.State government is setting up Atal Laboratories in every school at a cost of Rs.50 lakh.It would give a big boost for research, Bommai said.

Recalling late Narasimhaiah’s service and dedication,Bommai said, Narasimhaiah worked for building a modern India while retaining the ancient values of the country.

He was known for his scientific temper and campaign against superstition.Narasimhaiah has built a great educational institution and those who study here are very lucky.