Janakpur, June 23: Chief Minister of Madhesh Province Lal Babu Raut has said the country’s prosperity without the development of science and technology was not possible.
Inaugurating the Youth Scientists Conference here Thursday, the Chief Minister called for the contribution of the stakeholders to the advancement of science and technology, the backbone of the nation’s development and prosperity.
The National Youth Council is hosting the event every year to promote scientific innovation, research and invention. According to Executive Vice-Chairman of the Council Surendra Basnet, as many as 150 scientists, researchers and stakeholders from all seven provinces are attending the two-day conference.
On the occasion, Raut emphasized the need for vocational and technical education to end poverty and unemployment. Stating that the Province Government was doing its best for the development of science and technology, Raut accused the centralized mentality of slow progress in technology in the nation.
During the programme, he shared that the Madhesh Province government was working to provide a laptop to each 12th grader girl student aiming to upscale the development of science and technology.
Likewise, Minister for Women, Children, Youth and Sports of Madhesh Province Birendra Singh pledged to extend full support for the development of science and technology. (RSS)