Indian PM Narendra Modi has awarded a gold medal to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus while inaugurating the 104th Indian Science Congress in Triputi India on January 3, 2017. Professor Yunus received this award along with five other Nobel Laureates who were invited as the key speakers in the Congress. Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and several Union Minister as well as good number of famous Indian scientists also spoke during the inauguration.
The speakers including Prime Minister Modi talked about India’s science policy and how science and tech research are transforming Indian society and making it into a leader in the world.
The 5 day science congress has brought together some of the best scientists from all over India, some from abroad as well as key science policy makers and administrators; while some 20,000 researchers, teachers and students at all levels from all over India assembled in this beautiful temple city under the Tirumala Hills.
On this occasion the whole city took a festive look with an attractive exposition in science on display. Professor Yunus spoke in one of the Plenary sessions on 4 January, 2017. The venue of the Congress is in Sri Venkateswara university in Triputi.Yunus Centre Press Release (04 January, 2017)