A Letter To Govt of India Requesting Hike In Research Fellowship
Dear Government of India,
Your annual turnover maybe trillions of dollars. Your monthly income also touches billions of dollars. But do you know how it is so? It is because your citizens did something great and a fraction of those citizens were researchers.
If ISRO stands tall today on a world stage it’s because of its researchers and scientists working under it. Development of the powerful Agni or Prithvi missile to protect our country was also possible because of our eminent researchers and scientists.
Each time you buy a Raffaele from France, you spend even more dollars. Instead, if you would have empowered your own country researchers to develop the same you would have saved that huge chunk of money draining out of India. So here is a good chance for you to grow your revenue even bigger and if you want to do that you need to empower your researchers and rest assured they will empower you back.
Researchers are humble creators who selflessly work day & night in labs, fields just to develop solutions for you, for the country, and for our fellow countrymen. Researchers stay at the forefront of India’s innovative landscape, and if you don’t empower them if you don’t support them, they are not going to be able to support you back.
You complain about brain drain, you complain about people studying in IITs & IISC and then moving abroad to get attractive high salaried jobs. These humble researchers would not have done that if you would have honored their talent with the right kind of fellowship, right kind of honorarium on time.
Throughout the country right now there is demonstration & protests going on by our researchers demanding a hike in their fellowship and you are putting a blind eye to it, happily amassing trillions of dollars, but you are not realizing that you could be actually earning quadrillions of dollars if you start supporting your researchers.
Foreign countries today shoot their satellites using ISRO rockets, who made those rockets? No politician made it! No general public made it! It was done by a specialized scientist. So Why ignore them? Why downplay their efforts? Why not support them? They have supported you all through their lifetime. In fact, many of them lost their lives supporting India and its cause.
If today India is great. If today, India is what it is with distinguished capabilities, it’s all because of its scientists. If India is a nuclear country today, it is all because of the efforts by the BARC scientists. India today is able to feed billions of its people, it’s because of its agricultural scientists. If today India has to buy technologies from abroad, it is because India is not honoring its researchers and scientists.
So if you are someone reading this article, as a minister, or as an empowered thought leader of this country, support the cause of giving better fellowship to these few selected researchers who empower you back with their research. They have done everything for this country. Just like our army men, fighting at the border. They fight the battle every day in the research lab. Why delay My dear government of India? Why delay?
Americans, Russians, Chinese snatch these talented individuals from our country and you will again go and buy the same technology we wish you could have helped it developed in India.
So if you are an informed individual of this country, support the cause, support researchers! Support them with timely fellowship and hiked fellowship as per the market or as else except the fact that we going to lose the battle of technology in the 21st century to Americans, Chinese, Russians, and French.
Researchers of India
NB: If you are an Indian Researcher and agree to the above letter, do help us make it reach the Prime Ministers office by sharing this letter and making it reach every individual researcher & scientists working for India.
I wonder why nobody is as prompt about revising fellowship schemes as they are about increasing prices everywhere. Didn’t we have a right to justice or has that right completely been denied to us now? #hikeresearchfellowship #HikeFellowship
— Shreyasi (@Rheatweets) December 4, 2018
We put our best, work day and night to illuminate the humanity despite the fact of financial insecurity in future.
— Saurabh Kaushik (@Saurabh29418116) December 5, 2018
Our govt. talks about SABKA VIKAAS. It needs to realise that VIKAAS isnt really possible in a country where researchers are financially insecure and are deprived of basic facilities#HikeFellowship@HRDMinistry @PrakashJavdekar @PMOIndia @HikeFellowship
— Manish Dutta (@manish__dutta) December 4, 2018
#hikeresearchfellowship Working day and night in lab and given only 25k kills our motivation towards research..we are demanding what we deserve… Just a decent fellowship….#kvijayraghavan #IndiaDST #arunjaitley #PMOindia #HikeFellowship #arunjaitley
— Priyanka Verma (@Priyank70819830) December 5, 2018