ZP member emphasises scientific temper in rural population


 He was speaking at the release of ‘Vishwantaranga’, a book written by Science teacher Madhu Srinivas organised at Gramina Vignana Samvahana Kendra in Y N Hoskote.
“The book is an attempt to bring Astronomy closer to people. It explains various topics of the subject in simple terms and renders the subject comprahensible even for a lay man,” he said.

He lauded the efforts of Madhu Srinivas saying: “There are many new discoveries being made in the field of science and technology, and an effort has to be made to make students aware about this through books. Madhu Srinivas’ book, therefore, is a step in updating  the students on the latest researches in these fields.”

Speaking about the book, Vignana Samithi President M Gangadharappa said that an struggle has to begin to dispel various superstitions.

‘Clears confusion’
“There is a basic difference in the way the sun, moon and other planetary objects are referred to at homes and in schools. This creates a confusion in the minds of children. This book will help clear that confusion.”

Teachers’ Association President Mailappa expressed his happiness about many science teachers turning into science authors. “It is also a matter of pride that the our teachers have won the prestigious C N Rao Award,” he added.
Sharing his experiences, the author, Madhu Srinivas, said it was difficult to task to explain various concepts of astronomy in simple terms.

Head Master Hanumanthappa presided over the book release function. Canara Bank Manager Prabhakaran, R V P High School Head Master Fakruddin, teacher Basavalingappa were present.

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