Govt to continue to patronise study of science & technology: President
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said the Government accorded high priority to the study of science and technology and despite limited resources, it would continue to patronise this vital area for a brighter future of the country.
Addressing at 5th International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering here at Institute of Space Technology, the President said scientists had taken mankind into space from the ages of stone and bronze and owing to hard work of such talented people, mankind today had stepped into the virtual life through cyber technology.
The President said the list of human conquests was getting lengthier with the unfolding of mysteries of this universe.
He mentioned the philosophy of Poet of the East, Allama Iqbal which pointed out that the journey of completion of this unfinished universe was still long and researchers and scientists had much yet to understand its secrets and mysteries.
The President said research was not only an educational field but a way of life and urged the sincere and determined scientists of the country to take up the challenges of the new industrial era.
He expressed satisfaction that Institute of Space Technology (IST) and other national institutions of space research were working on these grounds.
He mentioned that launch of the country’s first satellite ‘Badr-1’ for space exploration in 1990 to ‘CubeSat’ in 2013 were part of the same process.
The President said the country’s educational and research institutions had demonstrated remarkable performance in these matters. He said fourth position of IST in the ranking of national universities, establishment of various Centres of Excellence in different fields of space research and their excellent performance, were testament to this fact.
President Mamnoon expressed the confidence that the projects, being initiated with the cooperation of other countries and institutions would also be successful and the country’s hardworking and intelligent scientists would succeed in these ventures.
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain visiting the exhibition during the 5th International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering at the Institute of Space Technology.