India's Space Power will be showcased in all its dimension in upcoming World Expo at Dubai: Jitendra Singh

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Visual of the meeting chaired by Dr Jitendra Singh (Photo/PIB)
Visual of the meeting chaired by Dr Jitendra Singh (Photo/PIB)

New Delhi [India], June 14 (ANI): Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday said that India's Space Power will be showcased in all its dimension in the upcoming World Expo at Dubai in October this year.

Singh said that PM Modi's New India is marked by its space prowess, which has placed it as a frontline member in the comity of world nations.

During a meeting at which senior officers of government and members of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) briefed Dr Jitendra Singh about the upcoming World Expo at Dubai, where an exclusive plot has been dedicated for showcasing the achievements of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Department of Space.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, "It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision which created history by unlocking India's potential in the Space sector, thus paving the way to transform skill, capacity and creativity to make the country self-reliant and technologically advanced."

He hoped the showcasing of India's capacity and its success story in the field of Space Technology will not only inspire the rest of the world but also offer them cues about how to plan their future space technology-related programmes and projects.

While India is becoming a major player in the world comity of nations under PM Modi, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it is a matter of pride that India's ascent to the top will be contributed to a large extent by its superiority in the Space capabilities. "World today is enamoured of Chandrayaan, Mars mission and upcoming Gaganyan", he said.

The Union Minister said, "India's vision will transform the approach in the Space sector from supply-driven to demand-driven model for optimum utilization of national resources while harnessing capacity and creative skills and focus shall be more on Research and Development, cutting-edge technology, newer frontiers in space, space exploration, human space flight with a view to attract and exploit the potential of the future generation."

Dr Jitendra Singh said that the move to open up the Space sector for private participation was a path-breaking step taken by Prime Minister. "This will ensure that India becomes a competitive Space market and take the benefits of the Space programme reach out to the poorest", he added.

Under the PM Modi led government, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the applications of Space technology had, in the last seven years, been extended to different areas of infrastructure development as well as to bring ease of living for the common citizen.

"The Space and satellite technology is today being extensively used in railways, road and bridge construction, agriculture sector, housing, tele-medicine, etc, besides disaster management and accurate weather forecast", he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also a Minister of DoNER, said that North East Pavilion will also be showcased to the world, as India has already embarked on a journey of Act East under Prime Minister Modi. He said the impetus given to Bamboo Sector by this Government and its applications in various fields will be a big attraction for the World going green.

The Union Minister said that India as a land of billion opportunities will present to the world in this Expo its leadership role in areas like pharma, Gems and Jewellery, Start-ups, food processing, ancient heritage and culture, besides its proven prowess in Space Sector.

World Expo at Dubai is being organized from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, which will also coincide with India's Celebration of the 75th Year of Independence. 192 countries will participate in this Expo, where India will showcase 11 themes including Space Technology. The title of the Expo is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future". (ANI)

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