JORHAT, Sept 26 - CSIR-NEIST today celebrated the 77th Foundation Day of its apex body -Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - with much zeal and enthusiasm at the campus of the research institute on the outskirts here.
On the occasion, a special programme was held at the Dr JN Baruah Auditorium of the institute, which was attended by an august gathering of dignitaries, invitees, eminent personalities from in and around Jorhat district, besides CSIR-NEIST scientists and employees.
JK Borah General Manager (Mining), North Eastern Coalfields, Coal India Limited, Margherita (Tinsukia), graced the function as the chief guest and delivered the foundation day lecture while Dr D Ramaiah, a former director of CSIR-NEIST, was present as the guest of honour.
In his address, Borah emphasized on collaboration and synergism among scientific institutions and called for collective efforts in bringing solutions to future challenges.
He mentioned that healthcare, climate change, energy and agriculture are some challenging areas for future generations as the society will be looking for longevity, alternate energy sources, infrastructure development and increased productivity to feed growing population.
Borah also spoke about the significance of coal industry in the energy sector and mentioned that energy, steel and cement are three sectors which have huge economic impact and therefore bears huge responsibility for the country�s growth and development.
Borah urged the scientists and researchers to evaluate their performances in terms of funds/revenue generation, publications and impact of their work in the society.