Tuesday, February 28, 2012

National Science Day: Commemorating the legend - CV Raman

Raman's Message is enough a science blogger's delight this day:

"I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose
hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion
to the task lying in front of you and there is nothing worth in this
world that can come without the sweat of our brow. I can assert
without fear of contradiction that the quality of the Indian mind is
equal to the quality of any Teutonic, Nordic or Anglo-Saxon mind.
What we lack is perhaps courage, what we lack is perhaps driving force
which takes one anywhere. We have, I think, developed an inferiority
complex. I think what is needed in India today is the destruction of
that defeatist spirit. We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will
carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a spirit which will
recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled
to a rightful place on this planet. If that indomitable spirit were to
arise, nothing can hold us from achieving our rightful destiny." -
Sir CV Raman