Science and Technology for Peace
Ever since the beginning of civilization man has friends to conquer the forces of nature. Science and technology have come to man’s aid in different forms at different times. For what were the ancient weapons, whether made of stone or metal, except the means to establish man’s supremacy over his environment man has always been in, the quest for improving his life and today he haps, come a long way from his primitive- and outdated finding in the fields of science and technology.
Today, we have the best of everything. Science and technology have cut across all barriers; one life is more comfortable, healthy, and enjoyable we can not only travel faster from one continent to another on this planet, but we have established research stating in space also. Space travel may soon become reality. Some diseases, which were considered incurable until a few years ago are easily and effectively owed today. Our cities are growing vertically in the stage of skyscrapers. The modern man has, indeed, come a long way from the stone age.
But, alas man has started using his knowledge of science and technology for his own annihilation at the same time. Science and technology are being increasingly used for the destruction of mankind in the shape of nuclear bombs and missiles. We have not been judicious about exploiting science and technology for the benefit of mankind only. We have forgotten the lessons of Nagasaki and Hiroshima so soon.
Better sense should prevail now. Our scientists and technologies should acquaint the world with the benefits of their findings and researches during peacetime. The undeveloped and developing countries of the world can be shown the way to better a lot of their people through agriculture, weather forecast, healthy services, education, and employment opportunities. It is the duty of the “haves” to help the “have noted” if we wish to spread the benefits of science and technology for the betterment of human life. The developed countries’ rivalries and helping the developing countries can play a leading role in this field by cutting across their mutual rivalries and helping the developing countries to improve their lot.
On its part, India has always stood for peace in the world. Even our nuclear program is geared towards that end. The world today as his stand on the brink of nuclear disaster needs more right-thinking powers like India to disseminate science and technology for peaceful purposes. The world must be made a happier place to live in. And this can be done by wing science and technology for peace.