Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 (PTI) Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal Monday said innovation has to be made a part of the culture to keep pace with the rapid advancement in science and technology. Also Read - PM Modi to Visit Bangkok Today, Attend ASEAN & East-Asia Summits Besides Negotiating RCEP Trade Deal

“Innovation needs to be coupled with inner evolution,” Lal said while addressing the valedictory function of the five-day 26th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC-2018), which ended in the campus of SOA Deemed to be University here. Also Read - Huge investment opportunities for ASEAN companies in India: Chaudhary

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Lal said man’s eternal and consistent confusion has been that he was guided by physical perception, he said while referring to Newton’s Laws of Motion and the ongoing search for the “God particle.”

“Newton was stirred into discovering the physical laws when he saw the apple drop from the tree, but the question which needed an answer is how did the apple reach that height in the first place? How did it go up? And who made it fall?,” he asked.

This shows that some force is working, Lal said adding, it was a great fallacy of the modern age when man thinks himself to be omnipotent.

“What are they searching for?” he asked.

Prof Amit Banerjee, the Vice-Chancellor of SOA, presided over the function.

Sujit Banerjee, Programme Coordinator of the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NSCTC) and PK Nanda, Dean (Research) of SOA were also present occasion.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.