Governor calls for more women in science

Hyderabad, Oct.10 (NSS): Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday called for encouraging more girls to take up research in science.

“There must be more number of women in science and technology to bridge the gender gap in research,” she added.

The Governor, as the chief guest, was addressing the “Women Scientists Conclave: Self Reliance,” at the CSIR-IICT, here.

She exhorted the parents and other family members to encourage the girls to take up science streams and pursue careers in research.

“With little motivation and support, they would be able to create magic in their chosen fields and more so in science and research.

Everyone is endowed with unlimited potential,” she added. Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan envisioned greater role for women scientists in helping the country realise its goal of becoming a five

trillion-dollar economy during the next couple of years.

As part of the women scientists conclave, organized by the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) and the Academy of Science, Technology and Communication (ASTC), Dr. Tamilisai

Soundararajan felicitated eminent women scientists including Tessy Thomas (missile technology), Dr. Geeta Vemuganti (stem cell therapy), Ms Suma Verghese (defence), Dr. Sangita Mukhopadhyay (DNA finger printing), Dr. Tanushri Sinha Dasgupta (super conductivity), and Raj Kumari Indira Devi
(science promoter).

Representatives of the CSIR-IICT, CCMB, NGRI, NASI, and ASTC and other eminent women scientists were present. (NSS)

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