President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee has called for research endeavours to progress the realms of knowledge and improve the life of the common man.
During the presentation of the Infosys Prize 2014, through a video message, the President made the following statement : "Science is one of the creative endeavours of human mind - It plays a vital role in the advancement of human life and is central to technological progress". He also offered his congratulations to the Infosys Science Foundation for instituting the awards that recognize and honour outstanding achievements of researchers and scientists across six cateogires. He also congratulated the winners on the occasion and said, " He was confident that their achievements would inspire Indian youth to dedicate themselves to the service of science and society". He also remarked, "A scientific culture must determine the choices and decisions made by individuals, societies and nations. India's future is inextricably linked to the progress we can make in establishing strong foundations for scientific research within our country".