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Omar reiterates need to de-link education from politics

Underlining youth power as the most significant resource to deal with the challenges confronting mankind, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today emphasised the need for channelising this force in the right direction

chandigarh Updated: Feb 24, 2012 17:10 IST

Underlining youth power as the most significant resource to deal with the challenges confronting mankind, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah emphasised the need for channelising this force in the right direction to effectively address 21st century concerns like poverty diseases environmental degradation energy crisis disasters and climate change.

The educational relation of youth with science and technology is all the more important to address problems and find out solutions to these, he said stressing on inculcating deep interest of youth in the scientific and technological spheres of modern learning.

Inaugurating five-day camp on Innovation of Science Pursuit for Inspire Research (INSPIRE) organised by the Kashmir University in collaboration with Union Science and Technology Ministry here on Friday, Mr Abdullah said despite tremendous advancement in the field of science and technology its optimal benefits have not reached to the masses especially in this part of the world.

We understand that the promotion of science and technology is possible only when the youth are attracted to this field. It is important for tackling and addressing various challenges and concerns, he added and said most of the services and benefits mankind presently enjoys are outcome of the scientific research carried out all over the world.

Mr Omar Abdullah said INSPIRE is an innovative programme for attraction of talent to science. He expressed hope that the basic objective of INSPIRE to communicate to youth the excitements of creative pursuit of science is realised through such camps and the required critical human resource pool is built for strengthening and expanding science and technology for research and development.

The chief minister said the youth in Jammu and Kashmir are second to none in talent and their grooming in scientific temperament is need of the hour so that they are able to address the specific challenges the state is confronted with in various fields.