India is observing the National Technology Day on 11th May, 2020. Union Minister of Human Resource Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal saluted all those who are leveraging technology to find solution to fight Coronavirus.
The day has a historical perspective as it was on May 11, 1998, that India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out nuclear tests at Pokhran when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister.
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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was the main architect behind the nuclear tests carried at Pokhran.
The tests marked the country’s arrival on the world’s nuclear stage and set the scene for some impressive developments in its strategic programme.
Recognizing and dedicating this day to all the talented researchers and innovators working towards finding solutions to #FightAgainstCOVID19.
Thank you for your incredible efforts and creativity! pic.twitter.com/LYKpwGohdc
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 11, 2020