SRK Knowledge Foundation conducted Wisdom – A lecture of Series-2 on ‘Future of India’ in Science Centre, Surat on 29th May 2018. The Noble Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Children’s Right Activist and Education Advocate and Shri Kiran Kumar, Distinguished Space Scientist and Astrophysicist, who were present in the city to accept ‘SantokBaa Humanitarian Award’ conferred by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon. President of India and Prof. Arun Tiwari, Associate of Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam were the guest speakers of the evening. Shri Govind Dholakia, Chairman, SRK Knowledge Foundation welcomed the esteemed invitees.
Shri Kiran Kumar spoke about the impact of the space research. Putting on the emphasis on the achievements made by ISRO in space research, he said, “It has caught attention of scientists, political ministers and the people worldwide.” The project was successfully launched in target time and in desired budget. The motive of advance research was to make India self-reliant in space technology”. The scientists worked to make the lives of rustic; safe and convenient. They successfully developed a technology to save the fishermen who are living by the side of seashore from the upcoming cyclone and other natural disasters, which resulted in saving lives of many fishermen and people associated with the fishing industry; added Kumar. Shri Kiran Kumar further inspired the young generation to serve the nation in space science and technology.
Subsequently, Noble Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi talked straight from the heart while talking about the subtle issue. Children are the architect of the future and they should be handled sensitively. Revealing the data of the number of children being exploited in the country, Shri Satyarthi said, “Five lakhs children are still the victims of rape, labor, trafficking and are deprived of education”. He urged the public to raise their voice against the child abusement and child exploitation and be a part of his campaign ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ which aims to mobilise 100 million youth and children for 100 million underprivileged children across the world to end violence against them.
In presence of these dignitaries, SRKKF under its SRK Kalam Health project launched ‘Niramaya’- India’s First Population Health Study prepared under the mentorship of Prof. Arun Tiwari. Prof. Tiwari called this project as for great societal benefit. For the first time, more than 1,00,000 people have been approached in their dwellings and an attempt has been made to understand the social determinants of health. There is a growing awareness that upstream health can indeed save wastage of working days on account of disability and mitigate the economic hardships of the already poor people. Such a study indeed paves the way in this direction. Stated Prof. Tiwari, declaring this study to ever been taken up by the scientists.
On this ideal gathering, The SRK Research Scholars were also honored by the esteemed dignitaries under SRK Research Scholarship programme. The session received an overwhelming response with the audience consist of NGOs, Social Activists, Academicians, Intellectuals and the Students.
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