New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday said India’s Space Power will be showcased in all its dimension in upcoming World Expo at Dubai in October this year.
Noting that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New India is marked by its Space prowess, which has placed it as a front line member in the comity of world nations, he further said it was his vision which created history by unlocking India’s potential in Space Sector, thus paving the way to transform skill, capacity and creativity to make the country self-reliant and technologically advanced.
He hoped the showcasing of India’s capacity and its success story in the field of Space Technology will not only inspire the rest of the world but also offer them cues about how to plan their future Space technology related programmes and projects.
During a meeting at which senior officers of government and members of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) briefed Dr Singh about the upcoming World Expo at Dubai, where an exclusive plot has been dedicated for showcasing the achievements of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Department of Space.
While India is becoming a major player in the world comity of nations under PM Modi, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it is a matter of pride that India’s ascent to the top will be contributed to a large extent by its superiority in the Space capabilities. World today is enamoured of Chandrayaan, Mars mission and upcoming Gaganyan, he added.
The Minister said that India’s vision will transform the approach in Space sector from supply driven to demand driven model for optimum utilization of national resources while harnessing capacity and creative skills and focus shall be more on research and Development, cutting-edge technology, newer frontiers in space, space exploration, human space flight with a view to attract and exploit the potential of the future generation.
Referring the move to open up the Space sector for private participation as a path breaking step taken by Prime Minister the Minister commented that this would ensure India to become a competitive Space market and take the benefits of the Space programme reach out to the poorest, he added.
Under the Modi government, Dr. Jitendra Singh further said the applications of Space technology had, in the last seven years, been extended to different areas of infrastructure development as well as to bring ease of living for the common citizen. The Space and satellite technology is today being extensively used in railways, road and bridge construction, agriculture sector, housing, tele-medicine, etc, besides disaster management and accurate weather forecast, he added.
World Expo at Dubai is being organized from October1 2021 to March 31 next year which will also coincide with India’s Celebration of 75th Year of Independence. 192 countries will participate in this Expo, where India will showcase 11 Themes including the Space Technology. The title of the Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
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