Technology should be used for social justice: President Droupadi Murmu

The President said engineering has played a big role in technological advancements, including computers, medical equipment, internet, smart devices, and digital payment systems.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 Dec 2022 11:41 AM GMT
Technology should be used for social justice: President Droupadi Murmu

Hyderabad: Benefits of technology should reach the remotest areas and the poorest of the poor. It should be used as an instrument of social justice, said President Droupadi Murmu. She was addressing the students and faculty members of G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science for Women and the students of BM Malani Nursing College and Suman Junior College of Mahila Dakshata Samithi in Hyderabad on Thursday.

The President said engineering has played a big role in technological advancements, including computers, medical equipment, internet, smart devices, and digital payment systems. The role of engineering as a profession becomes very critical in today's world where unthinkable and unprecedented problems need quick and sustainable solutions, she said.

Stating that engineers have the power to make the world a better place, she said the solutions they find and the technologies they will create in the future should be people-oriented and environment-friendly.

Speaking about women's contribution in engineering and technology, the President said we have examples of many inspiring women who are heading big companies, have launched start-ups, and are contributing in a major way in all fields such as telecom, IT, aviation, machine design, construction works, Artificial Intelligence, and other areas. She emphasised that more women need to come forward to take up science streams.

The President advised students to be empowered and empower others too. She said they should not be satisfied with their own success and happiness. They have a duty towards the nation and humanity as a whole. They should use their talent and technological capabilities for the larger good, she told them.

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