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Dy CM inaugurates science communicators’ meet

11th Science Communicators’ Meet

11th Science Communicators’ Meet

 Source: Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL | Mar 19 : Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh today inaugurated 11th Rastriya Vigyan Sancharak Sammelan (11th Science Communicators’ Meet) at Court Hall in Manipur University. The two days meet is being held as a part of the ongoing 105th Edition of Indian Science Congress at Manipur University. Speaking at the inaugural session, deputy chief minister said, a lot of changes have been made through science and technology for a better human lives. He said, many new innovations have also been made to ensure safety while applying new technologies and methods for human benefits. New findings in the easiest means should be communicated to the people especially to the unreached so that it can be applied in their day to day living. Targeted efforts should be made to make people understand the findings and processes along with its application. He said, any available methods including traditional ones should be encouraged to reach out whatever findings made in any field of science & technology. Insisting to open up science centres at the remote areas, Joykumar Singh said, such centres would be helpful to communicate with the unreached the basic concepts of science so that they can understand what science is all about. He further said, a lot of research work should be done to preserve and protect environment, to control pollution and to provide clean and renewable energy etc. in order to sustain human livelihood for long. He exuded confidence that the theme “Reaching the Unreached through Science & Technology” itself explains the importance of science communication to the masses and such congregation of science communicators will deliberate on issues of how science communication can be made effectively. Former President, ISCA Dr. A.K. Saxena said, around 70% population in rural areas have little knowledge of science & technology. He said, to develop simplest methods to communicate masses about science, science vommunicators Meet can play a key role. Issues like global warming, pollution and environmental challenges can be addressed only when people are aware of its importance and it is in this direction that effective science communication can play the key role. Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University Professor Adya Prasad Pandey said, uses of science in everyday life should be communicated to the masses. It is the area where we can work for many developmental purposes. “If we can communicate and share the basic ideas of science to the unreached, a lot of changes can be made in the lives of people,” he added. Vice-chancellor also expressed confidence that the two days meet will dwelt upon in this direction. Science communicators, academicians and researchers from across the states participated among other in the Meet.