Tirupati: The AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced Rs. 100 crore prize money for those who would achieve first Nobel Prize from the State, on the occasion of the National Children’s Science Congress at Tirupati, on Wednesday.
The CM stated that this decision has taken to promote scientific temper among the emerging scientists and students in the state. He observed that, the Indian scientists are going to lead the globe in the future. He observed that, even though there were Nobel Prize winners from the country, they did not achieve it from here. He observed that, from here after the scientists from India, particularly from AP have to achieve the internationally prestigious Nobel Prize from the state. He said that the youngsters would achieve it, in the future.
Padmavathi Women University was started by NT Ramarao for the women in state, he added. He said that he started reservations for women and there by percentage of girls’ education increased, employment increased in the state.
In this Children Science Congress, the students aged between 10 to 17 years participated and it is a part of ongoing National Science Congress. He said that the National Science Congress is focusing on energy, food and agriculture, health and nutrition and others. Science is a theory and technology is applicable. The youngsters are the chief technologists at the home and they have to educate their family members.