Pushpa Gujral Science City organized a webinar to celebrate International Youth Day on August 12, 2021. More than 100 students and teachers from different educational institutions of Punjab participated in the event. The theme of International Youth Day 2021 was “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”.
Dr. Neelima jerath, Director General Science City giving introductory remarks at the occasion said that the event is meant to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and to celebrate the potential of youth as active partners in the global society.
Mr. Manoj Kumar Patel, Principal Scientist, CSIO was the key speaker. He has the distinction of being a CSIR Young Scientist awardee and six innovations to his credit at a young age of 33. During his address he said that, energy, creativity, enthusiasm, determination, and spirit of youth needs to be strengthened to achieve progress in the field of science & technology. He urged the youth to think innovatively and find the scientific solutions to the common issues faced by the society in daily life.
Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City present at the occasion said that youth empowerment can curb the rate of poverty to a large level.