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Centre giving priority to research: Minister

Published On : 19 Apr 2017   |  Reported By : Courtesy : The Hindu   |  Pic On: Photo credit : The Hindu


Mangaluru (The Hindu): Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Monday that the Union government was laying more emphasis on promoting research in the country. He was speaking after conferring the Dr. Paduru Gururaja Bhat Memorial Award 2017 on historian and archaeologist A.V. Narasimha Murthi here. The award carries a citation and a purse of ? 50,000.

Mr. Sadananda Gowda said that the number of people taking to research in the country was few. Hence, the Union government had decided to promote research. This was because research was the very base on which future plans and programmes for the country could be drawn up.

With this in mind, the government was laying more emphasis on opening more Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country. It was promoting more Centres of Excellence in the country, he said.

He lauded historian late Paduru Gururaja Bhat for travelling to most of the villages in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts and visiting temples and other places and studying inscriptions. Gururaja Bhat studied and researched history and culture of Tulu Nadu for over two decades.

This extensive research had resulted in the publication of his magnum opus, Studies in Tuluva History and Culture, in 1975. It was a seminal contribution to the field of history, he said.

In his acceptance speech, Prof. Narasimha Murthi said that he was delighted to receive the award. He recalled how Gururaja Bhat put in hard work in his research and then got his book published.

He had accompanied Gururaja Bhat during his research work. It was Gururaja Bhat who provided cultural identity to the region of Tulu Nadu, he said.

P. Sripati Tantri, chairman of Dr. Paduru Gururaja Bhat Memorial Trust, welcomed the gathering. B.K. Chandrashekhar, former Minister, M. Govinda Rao, former member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, K. Sudha Rao, former Secretary of State Knowledge Commission, and Parvatamma, president of the trust, were present.

 







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