Eminent chemist Prof C N R Rao urged Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to mention the state’s proficiency in Science, rather than talking about IT/BT, while speaking at public forums. He was speaking at the inauguration of the 10th Bengaluru India Nano 2018, here on Wednesday.
The event, an initiative of the state government’s Department of Science and Technology, is being held from December 5-7. Over 600 people, including scientists and industry experts, are expected to attend it. The event was inaugurated by CM Kumaraswamy on Wednesday.
Prof Rao is a Bharat Ratna recipient who has worked in solid-state and structural chemistry. He is also the Chairperson of Vision Group on Nanotechnology — one of the organisers of the event — has been involved in it since its inception.
The Bharat Ratna was felicitated by the CM at the event. Addressing the audience at the inauguration, Dr Rao said only Karnataka was conducting an event in nanotechnology, at this scale. He said, “I hope that our work in this field will help solve a few challenges faced by mankind.”