Biratnagar: Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is planning to organize a grand national innovation fair in Kathmandu in April 2020. Nepal is in 109th positions in global innovation ranking.
NAST has organized an advice-giving seminar on innovations. The participants declared the need to connect the innovation of science and technology with daily life. The developing countries are also giving priority to information technology, satellite exploration, agriculture, health and energy management.
NAST secretary Dr Mahesh Adhikari said that the NAST will support the development of indigenous technology in the country.
Mr.Subodh Raj Pyakurel, Vice-President of the Planning Commission of the Province-1 said that the country should adopt the path of self-reliance by expanding innovative thinking capabilities and increasing access to a global market.
Mr.Bijaya Kumar Yadav, Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Province 1 assumed that the use of machines in agriculture will play a big role in fulfilling the dream of the prosperity of the country.
Similarly, Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative of the Province 1, Mr.Ram Bahadur Magar emphasized that the use of innovations should be linked to agriculture and tourism industry to create employment opportunities.
On the seminar, Dr Suresh Kumar Dhungel of NAST had presented the workshop on ‘introduction to the framework of national innovation systems and NAST initiatives’ and the Head Department of Mechanical Engineering of Pulchowk Campus, Prof Dr Nawaraj Bhattarai presented a paper on ‘introduction to national innovation indicators and NAST initiatives’. Prof Dr Pramod Kumar Jha of NAST delivered an article on ‘introduction to innovation and its international initiatives’.
Vice-Chancellor of Purbanchal University, Dr Bijuraj Thapaliya, Dr Bhesh Prasad Dhamala and Mr.Narendra Kumar Chaudhary suggested adopting innovation in agriculture and industrial sector.
Source: My Republica