Deep connection between science, spirituality: Rao

Scientist C N R Rao opined that if government identifies rural talents and provide them necessary training to hone their skills, they would definitely become achievers and bring laurels to the country.

Addressing students during the Jnan-Vignan mela, organised on account of the third consecration anniversary of seer Nirmalanandanatha Swami at Adichunchanagiri, Nagamangala taluk, on Friday, he said that many rural students were willing to contribute to the field of science.

“The onus lies on the government to identify such students and encourage them.

Science is not as difficult as students presume it to be. A lot can be achieved through hard work. When I was a student, we didn’t have sufficient opportunities or facilities. Now, students are at an advantage and they are also keeping pace with technology. However, the students have lost interest in Science and are more attracted towards highly paid jobs. The students should have a goal and work towards it honestly,” he said.

Rao said that he was able to achieve more success only after he turned 60. “Now, I am 83 years old and I am still working. But, the younger generations are not so committed,” he lamented.

Comparing science and spiritualty, Rao said, there is a deep connection between the two. Just like how one gets spiritual benefits from meditation, those involved in scientific research too achieve in their fields, he added.

Rao was conferred with the Vijnatham award, which carries a purse of Rs 3 lakh and a citation. Adichunchanagiri seer Nirmalanandanatha Swami, T N Suresh, ISRO (Hassan Centre), MP C S Puttaraju, MLA N Chaluvarayaswamy and others were present.

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