National Technology Day being celebrated today
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]:Today is National Technology Day. The use of technology to re boot the national economy is the main theme of the day. Towards this end, the National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Tiruchirappalli has been sanctioned a cutting edge Super Computer at a cost of Rs 17 crores, by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. This follows the premier engineering institute being declared as part of the National Super Computing Mission (NSM), of the Government of India.
The NSM has been formed with the aim of empowering engineering and technology institutions with high-performance computing capabilities that can be used for solving intensive and multi layered problems. The supercomputer will be installed at the NIT by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune at an additional cost of about Rs 2 crores.
With NIT Trichy being declared one of the very few institutes to be part of the Union Human Resources Development ministry's Prime Minister's Research Fellow (PMRF) scheme, the sanction of Super Computer will definitely increase the academic and research quality according to well placed sources.
President Ram Nath Kovind extended greetings on the National Technology Day. In a tweet , he said the day marks a special tribute to the scientific community for their incomparable contribution of making the nation self-reliant.
President Kovind said the nation recognises the importance of science and technology as the key instruments for bringing in inclusive progress. He also commended the efforts of Indian scientists and technologists for their efforts at the frontlines in the global battle against COVID-19.