Imphal: The sixth edition of India International Science Festival 2020, that began on Tuesday concluded on Thursday.
Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla stated that in this modern era, particularly in the 21st entury, scientists, engineers, and medical professionals play a pivotal role. These professionals in these fields, in turn, will explore ways and means in solving the problems faced by the people such as problems in energy, sustainability, the environment, water, food, disease and most importantly in healthcare sector.
Since the percentage of the scientific and technological workforce has been increasing day by day, women, at this juncture, need to participate and explore solutions to technical problems as well as for generating employment in Scientific and Entrepreneurship, she added.
Heptulla appealed that more women in science and engineering should endeavour to be entrepreneurs in order to start new companies; create business units, organizations, etc., and function as social entrepreneurs focused on societal issues.
In this modern age, entrepreneurship represents a vital source of change in all facets of society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. The conclave will certainly showcase the strengths and activities of women in science and entrepreneurship and provide a platform for the young women scientists and entrepreneurs to interact with experts in these fields, the governor said.
Heptulla appreciated the efforts made by the ministry of science and technology to organize such a mega event at this critical juncture of Covid pandemic.