Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the 105th session of the Indian Science Congress– “Reaching the unreached through Science and Technology”–in Imphal. He arrived in the Manipur capital and was received by Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Governor Najma Heptulla at Imphal Airport. In his address, the prime minister said that India’s growth story depends very much on the development of northeast.
Dubbing northeast as a new engine of the country’s development, he emphasised the need of bringing the east at par with the west. Modi inaugurated the national Science Congress and later launched several developmental projects.
The event was first scheduled to be held in January at Osmania University in Hyderabad. However, owing to “disturbances on campus”, it was canceled and shifted to Imphal.
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