Imphal, March 20, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that communicating to the masses about advancements in science and technology is the need of hour for an inclusive growth and development of the country.
Communication Skill is one of the important factors for the progress of society without which there can be no progress or growth. The Minister was speaking at the Valedictory Ceremony of the 11th Rastriya Vigyan Sancharak Sammelan (11th Science Communicators’ Meet) at Court Hall, Manipur University as a part of the ongoing 105th Edition of Indian Science Congress held at Manipur University.
The Minister said that the innovative ideas and technology in the production of bamboo planks, tiles and boards displayed in one of the exhibition stalls is the testament that bamboo can become one of the alternatives to control plastic pollution. Bamboo can also replace the widely used wooden furniture, he added.
Manipur and the North East States have a huge potential for bamboo, as the grass grows abundantly in wild and at homes. Science can find the solutions to the problems faced by the human civilisation. He added that there is a need for modern ideas be converted into action and made known to the world to bring a solution to the conflict between nature and man in the process of development.
Th. Radheshyam expressed that the event is an opportunity to communicate and spread the ideas of innovation for a sustainable growth. Appreciating the opportunity to host 105th Edition of Indian Science Congress, Manipur University, he said, the campus is an ocean of knowledge, with many intellectuals and scientist coming in the State. The young minds will learn many new things in the field of innovations and research, to cope and learn to find solutions to the problems prevailing of the country, he added.
Dr. Rajinder Singh, Scientist D, National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) Division, New Delhi, said that he hopes for more and more Science Communicator to come forward to communicate and promote the understanding of the method and value of science and technology to reach to a larger and broader audience including persons with non scientific background. This will bring an inclusive growth bringing improvements in the life style at the grass root level and common people so that the experts in this field are not limited only to the scientific laboratories and institution.
General Secretary (Scientific Activities), P. P. Mathur said all the work done in the field of science for the development or innovation has to be ensured that it reaches the people – the end users. He added that the exhibition in the Children’s Science Congress is very unique and innovative however due to the lack of communication to the masses it has failed to reach the people. He hoped for a creation of a mechanism so that the inventions, innovations of the children can be further mentored and bring in for the benefit of the society.
Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh, Convenor, 11th Science Communicators’ Meet presenting the summary report on the Meet, said that knowledge of Science and Technology has increased its importance in every sphere of human society. The Science Congress and Science Communicators’ Meet will have a great impact on the wave of future Science and Technology in the North East Region. He also added that it will bring forth the technological advances that have helped circumvent problems and limitations in agriculture and helped in improvement of lifestyle at grass root level of Manipur State and rest of the country.
The two days Meet had Oral Presentations and Poster Presentation in the Technical Sessions. Scientist, resource persons, professors, research scholars, and students attended the Meet. Certificates were also distributed.