• Short Summary

    MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, APPEALED TO ASIAN NATIONS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THE CONTINENT'S "DISINHERITED MILLIONS" THROUGH SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION.

  • Description


    THE MEETING PLACE; VARIOUS DELEGATES; INDIAN EDUCATION MINISTER, MR SEN; MORE DELEGATES; MRS GHANDHI SPEAKING (SOF)



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    THIS IS NATURALLY AN IMPORTANT CONFERENCE. ITS DISCUSSIONS ARE AIMED AT THE REMOVAL OF POVERTY, SO THAT THE VAST MILLIONS OF ASIA ARE ENABLED TO LEAD THE KIND OF LIFE WHICH, IN OUR TIMES, IS REGARDED AS MAN'S BASIC RIGHT. ASIA TODAY MEANS THESE DISINHERITED MILLIONS, WHETHER THEY LIVE IN THE DESERT THE JUNGLE OR THE CROWDED DELTAS. BUT ASIA DID NOT ALWAYS SUGGEST WANT AND PENURY. IT IS THE HOME OF MANY CIVILISATIONS AND ALL THE GREAT RELIGIONS. COULD THESE CIVILISATIONS AND ALL THE GREAT RELIGIONS. COULD THESE CIVILISATIONS HAVE GROWN, IF THEY HAD NOT BEEN HELD TOGETHER BY ADEQUATE TECHNOLOGICAL MASTERY? THE EARLY INDIANS, THE EARLY CHINESE, THE ARABS, TO NAME ONLY A FEW OF THE GREAT PEOPLE OF THIS CONTINENT, MADE NOTABLE DISCOVERIES IN MEDICINE AND MATHEMATICS, IN ASTRONOMY AND ARCHITECTURE, IN METALLURGY AND AGRONOMY. IN MY OWN COUNTRY, A GREAT SURGEON WHO LIVE 2,200 YEARS AGO, IS SAID TO HAVE USED 500 DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHED MIRACLES IN PLASTIC SURGERY. ON THE PERIPHERY OF THIS CITY YOU CAN SEE AN IRON PILLAR WHICH HAS DEFIED THE ELEMENTS FOR FIFTEEN-HUNDRED YEARS AND STILL STANDS WITHOUT RUST OR BLEMISH."




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    Background: MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, APPEALED TO ASIAN NATIONS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THE CONTINENT'S "DISINHERITED MILLIONS" THROUGH SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION. SHE WAS OPENING A 12-DAY CONFERENCE IN NEW DELHI ON THE APPLICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ASIA (CASTASIA).

    THE CASTASIA MEETING IS BEING HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED NATIONS, AND IS ALSO BEING ATTENDED BY OBSERVERS FROM THE ADVANCED NATIONS, MRS GANDHI SAID THE ASIAN CONTINENT NEEDED TO "TELESCOPE CENTURIES INTO A FEW YEARS" SHE SAID..

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9PAMJ2YJUNRUNVF9DFQ00AZNL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PAMJ2YJUNRUNVF9DFQ00AZNL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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