President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of National Technology Day and remembered the achievements of the scientific community.
President Kovind tweeted, “Greetings to our scientific community on National Technology Day, marking the anniversary of the Pokhran Tests of 1998. India is committed to using technology to accelerate the developmental process and ensure a dignified existence for every citizen.”
PM Modi said, “We remember with immense pride the accomplishment of our scientists on this day in 1998. The hard work of our scientists has always ensured a stronger and safer India. May we continue leveraging the power of technology for national progress.”
“The patriotism and farsightedness of Atal Ji and his team have a major role to play in the success of tests of 1998. Atal Ji’s unwavering faith in our scientists proved valuable during that crucial time. It also demonstrated the difference a strong political leadership makes,” Modi added.
National Technology Day is commemorated every year on May 11, the day on which India successfully tested nuclear bombs in Pokhran in 1998.