• It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, or a rich country inhabited by starving people... Who indeed could afford to ignore science today? At every turn we have to seek its aid... The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.

    Jawaharlal Nehru, H. N. Sethna (1981). “Proceedings of the International Seminar on Science, Technology, and Society in Developing Countries, Bombay, November 1979”
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