Jawaharlal Nehru, more than anyone else, recognized the vital role of science in development.
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, who built institutions concerned with the role of science in society dedicated the Foundation to Nehru.
" The Foundation would provide the forum and the staff services to support the initiative of individuals who are interested in similar problems of development. Through the proposed Foundation we would attempt to create intellectual resource groups supported by those who feel motivated to think and to share their thinking with others on problems of current interest. The Foundation would explore ideas and communicate, but it would not concern itself directly with implementation.
Operationally, the Foundation would identify individuals who are interested in its act ivies and can contribute to its objectives. Locally they would be able to interact on a continuing basis, using the Foundation as focal point. From outside Ahmedabad, they would be invited and encouraged to spend time from a few days to some months if they can. They would produce papers for study and serious discussions."
|Dr. Vikram Sarabhai|