Mah Guv calls for intervention to stop declining interest of students

Thane, December 17
Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today said that more than ever, science is under the threat of neglect and apathy.
”Urgent intervention is needed from the government, planners, educationists and science leaders to stop the declining interest of students and apathy of society towards science, if we wish to make any reasonable progress in various spheres of life,”Rao said.
Inaugurating the 51st Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Vidnyan Adhiveshan organised by the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Thane, the Governor said, ”It is the good fortune of Marathi Vidnyan Parishad that renowned science leaders like Dr Jayant Naraliker, Dr Anil Kakodkar, Dr JB Joshi, Prabhakar Deodhar and others are associated with this movement.
”I would like to convey my appreciation to all of them. It would be really nice, if similar organisations could be formed in all states and for all Indian languages. ”I firmly believe that India can become a Superpower, only if it accords urgent attention to science and technology. We can address our challenges like poverty, hunger, disease, sanitation, malnutrition, water and energy insecurity, only through the power of science, technology and innovation.”I might sound alarmist. But, I sincerely feel that we need national level intervention to revive the interests of students in science and make our institutions of science, the dynamic centres of learning, research and innovation,” Rao added.

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