The NKN served as the gateway to connect to the outside world enabling data communication and information exchange. This August 10th, the students and faculty of CSIR-IGIB were addressed by the Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee using NKN. The President highlighted their importance in the ranking of Nation’s Institutions among other educational Institutions in the World. Students and faculty shared their experiences. A notable concern shared by all was the flight of many good students to other parts of the World even though several Institutions in India are established with excellent resources and facilities for science research.