Bopaiah assures science centre in Kodagu

Bopaiah assures science centre in Kodagu

Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah inaugurating the science writers and journalists meet by watering orange and coffee saplings at Nisargadhama near Kushalnagar on Wednesday. ZP President V M Vijaya, State Vijnana Parishat Vice-President Challakere Yariswamy, Vijnana Parishat Convener T G Prem Kumar and others look on. DH Photo

Inaugurating the science writers and journalists meet organised by State Vijnana Parishat, State Science and Technology Department and State Vijnana Parishat District Committee on Wednesday at Nisargadhama near Kushalnagar, he said that help of elected representatives of the district and district administration will be sought while setting up the centre. “There is a need to develop scientific bent of mind among students and common man. More and more research in the field of science must happen. Education complimentary to the modern world is inevitable,” he said and added that students must pay more attention towards science. He opined that science needs to be developed on lines of our country’s history.

Supporting this, State Vijnana Parishat Vice-President Challakere Yariswamy said that Government has already set aside a sum of Rs 2 crore for the purpose of setting up Science Centre in the district. There is a need to identify the site for the project either in Madikeri or in Kushalnagar.

Zilla Panchayat President Vijaya said that along with science students must be made to develop love for environment.  “Conservation of natural resources is a must in present day scenario. Science must aim at conservation or natural resources,” she said. State Vijnana Parishat Honourary Secretary C D Patil and Vijnana Parishat Convener T G Prem Kumar were present.

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