New Delhi, October 20 (PTI) Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), said on Wednesday that it plans to reach every district headquarters with activities in the field and in the in coming years, its activities would be extended to other languages, including tribal dialects.
In a statement, he said mother tongue schooling is vital for grasping knowledge related to science and technology.
“However, in a rapidly developing world of scientific and technological research, the school education received in the past alone is not adequate and would soon become obsolete. The continuous updating of our knowledge as citizens is vital for that we can function as full members in modern society, “he said. In the future, Vigyan Prasar said he plans to reach every district headquarters with field activities .
Many volunteers from various governmental, non-governmental, media and educational institutes, who have come forward to help these initiatives in various states and territories of the Union, would take over, he added.
“In the coming years, activities will be extended to other languages, including tribal dialects in phase II. With the resources and local support in the respective districts, Vigyan Prasar is poised to become a torchbearer of popularization science under the aegis of the Bhasha project initiative, ”he said.
“To ensure rapid and effective implementation of science communication and extension at all levels of society, connecting through your own language is the first step in this direction. That is why we have chosen all the media products which are to be designed and developed in Indian languages ”said Dr Nakul Parashar, Director of Vigyan Prasar. PTI UZM RC
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