RAIPUR: Stressing the need for research and innovation, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar called upon students to strive for excellence and innovate while inaugurating Chhattisgarh’s first IIT campus here.
“We did not invent Google, Facebook, Twitter, Windows and WhatsApp but many Indian youths were part of the teams which created these social media applications.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision is to promote research and innovation, therefore our Government has contemplated various programmes to give impetus to the research in various fields,” Javadekar said.
The minister inaugurated the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai, at its temporary campus at the Government Engineering College at Sejbahar here.
IIT students can undertake research projects right from their hostel room, he said, adding “just come up with innovative idea, the Government will promote it”.