Infosys Prize: A progressive society values its intellectuals, says Murthy

Murthy was speaking at the awards ceremony of Infosys Prize 2021

Deepsekhar Choudhury Bengaluru
N R Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy

A progressive society values its intellectuals and creates comfort for them, Infosys founder and former chairman N R Narayana Murthy said on Thursday at the virtual awards ceremony of Infosys Prize 2021.
Murthy highlighted how seminal works across fields such as physics, philosophy, computer science and economics have shaped the world during the past two millennia.
Professor Gagandeep Kang, a top microbiologist who was the chief guest at the ceremony, said, “When scientists try to convey the limits of our current understanding or uncertainty of what the future might hold, they struggle to be heard over the authoritative and authoritarian voices that come from those that advocate unproven traditional remedies at one end and a misplaced sense of patriotism at the other.”

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