“I am very pleased to have been associated with the Foldscope initiative of the Department of Biotechnology since it’s inception. I believe that this Frugal Science will truly transform the science landscape of the country. It will open up a wonderful new “microcosmos” to the students of India and tap a realm of school students by training them in research from a young age, thus gearing up the country for tackling the future challenges of science in the country”.
“TheDepartment of Biotechnologyis very pleased to bring the “Frugal Science” of Foldscope to the citizens of India. Our vision is to engage citizens of the country in curiosity driven exploration and also to truly democratize science by bring the wonders of science to the most under privileged of the country”.
“I am delighted to inaugurate the two-day DBT-PrakashLab Orientation Workshop on the use of Foldscope at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, (ICGEB), New Delhi on 16th-17th April 2018. This initiative of the Department of Biotechnology will have a huge impact on science education in the country. The Foldscope is a powerful tool that will increase curiosity in science and inculcate the research culture in children right from school, thus nurturing future scientists of the country”.
Infuse a sense of wonder and wonderful things will happen