National Technology Day: PM Modi lays foundation stone & dedicates to nation multiple scientific projects of over Rs 5,800 cr

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation multiple scientific projects of over 5 thousand 800 crore rupees on the occasion of National Technology Day today.

 During a function in New Delhi, Mr. Modi released a commemorative stamp and coin and also inaugurated the Expo showcasing scientific and technological advancements made in India in the recent past.

The projects whose foundation stones were laid by the Prime Minister include Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory - India (LIGO-India), Hingoli, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jatni in Odisha and Platinum Jubilee Block of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

The LIGO-India will be one of the handful Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave observatories in the world.  It will work in synchronisation with two such observatories operating in the United States.

During the function, the projects related to Fission Molybdenum-99 Production Facility in Mumbai, Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Plant and Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Visakhapatnam, National Hadron Beam Therapy Facility and Women and Children Cancer Hospital Building in Navi Mumbai were dedicated to nation.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said, today India is moving forward in the field of technology with new thinking and a holistic approach. He added that India does not consider technology as a medium to establish its dominance, but a tool for adding momentum to the country's growth trajectory.

 He said, a strong foundation has been laid in the field of science and technology sector in the last nine years.   Mr. Modi also said Atal Tinkering Labs are nurturing the seeds of innovation among youngsters.

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