Netaji was scientist, environmentalist: Ramesh

January 23rd, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was also a “planner, scientist and environmentalist”.

“Netaji was a versatile genius whose many other facets have sadly been not studied much. We mostly know his contribution as a nationalist but people need to know about his immense contribution to the country as a planner, scientist and environmentalist,” said Ramesh.

Ramesh was here on the occasion of Bose’ 115 birth anniversary celebrated at the Netaji Bhavan here.

“Netaji’s thoughts were far ahead of his time and still continue to be relevant,” the minister said.

“His association with (astrophysicist) Meghnad Saha and (engineer and statesman) M. Vishveshwariya not only contributed towards the creation of the Damodar Valley Corp but also the need for and use of developing scientific temper.”

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