10/08/2014 …. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space & Atomic Energy, Dr Jitendra Singh stated here today to the Ambassador of Czech Republic, Mr. Miloslav Stasek that India will offer training to Czech scientists.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that though a small country, Czechoslovakia has assumed importance in the international domain, particularly in the area of automobile technology by the sheer dent of hard work and determination.
The Czech Ambassador informed the Minister that in the month of October, a group of scholars from various Czech universities will be coming to India for interaction with Indian scholars in the union capital as well as other major cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bhubaneshwar. He requested Dr Jitendra Singh to spare some time for appointment with these visiting scholars and also offered courses like Ph.D and automobile training for students from India.
Giving his consent for a meeting with the Czech scholars, Dr Jitendra Singh said that right from ancient times, India has been a favourite destination for scholars, researchers and explorers from other continents and in the present context, India also offers exclusive opportunities for affordable innovation which could help in supplementing knowledge based economy in a global world.
Dr Jitendra Singh also disclosed that the Indian Embassy in Pregue has been asked to get in touch with the Czech Government and expedite the proposals related to Science & Technology. He also emphasized the need to be flexible in implementing bilateral programmes in order to accommodate the constraints and diversities of the two countries.