President Ram Nath Kovind today greeted the scientific community on National Technology Day marking the anniversary of the Pokhran nuclear Tests of 1998.
In a tweet, he said India is committed to using technology to accelerate the developmental process and ensure a dignified existence for every citizen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the nation on the occasion.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, the country remembers with immense pride the accomplishment of our scientists on this day in 1998.
He said, the hard work of the scientists has always ensured a stronger and safer India. He expressed hope that the country will continue leveraging the power of technology for national progress.
The Prime Minister said, the patriotism and farsightedness of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his team had a major role to play in the success of tests of 1998. He said Atal Ji’s unwavering faith in scientists proved valuable during that crucial time.
He said it also demonstrated the difference a strong political leadership makes. (AIR)