Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 on Monday.

While delivering the keynote speech on the inaugural operate of 16th Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated the longer term will likely be formed by societies that spend money on science and innovation.

“The future will be shaped by societies that invest in science and innovation. But, this cannot be done in a short-sighted manner. One has to invest in science and innovation well in advance,” the prime minister stated. “That is when we can reap benefits at the right time.”

While speaking in regards to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic throughout his speech, PM Modi stated, “It has taken a global pandemic to make us realise yet again the importance of teamwork.”

During the introductory tackle on the annual assembly, which was to be held this yr in India, the American enterprise magnate Bill Gates spoke about coronavirus pandemic and the way totally different scientists the world over are working in the direction of creating the vaccine for the novel illness.

The prime minister was addressing the occasion, which can go on until October 21, through video conferencing. The three-day programme will convey collectively policymakers and scientific leaders, calling for deepened scientific collaborations in fixing international well being issues, with particular concentrate on coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The occasion, which is being co-hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will characteristic leaders talks, panel discussions and digital casual conversations on numerous subjects.

Here are the highlights from PM Modi’s keynote:

– The future will likely be formed by societies that spend money on science & innovation. But, this can’t be performed in a short-sighted method. One has to spend money on science&innovation effectively upfront. That is once we can reap advantages on the proper time: PM Modi

– This assembly was to be held bodily in India however in modified circumstances, it’s being held nearly. Such is the ability of know-how {that a} international pandemic didn’t maintain us aside: PM Narendra Modi

– In India, we’ve a robust & vibrant scientific group. We even have good scientific establishments. They have been India’s best belongings, specifically throughout the previous couple of months, whereas combating Covid-19. From containment to capability constructing, they’ve achieved wonders: PM Modi

– Today, we’re seeing a decline within the variety of circumstances per day and the expansion fee of circumstances. India has one of many highest restoration charges of 88 per cent: PM Modi

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