New Delhi: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted personnel of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on its 79th foundation day.
“Greetings to all those associated with @CSIR_IND on its Foundation Day. CSIR is at the forefront of furthering scientific research and innovation in India. They have also been playing a valuable role in fighting COVID-19. Best wishes to CSIR for its future endeavours”, the PM said in a tweet.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is one of the first publicly-funded Science & Technology (S&T) Research Organisations in India.
It has played a crucial role in shaping the developments of modern Indian society and the Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. As India is seeing an accelerated increase in cases, there is an urgent need for innovations and products in drugs, diagnostics, surveillance and devices.