'Science must for development of nation'

Small countries such as Malayasia, Singapore, Thailand had long adopted the perspective

Vice -chancellor of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Professor K S Rangappa being felicitated at valedictory of sports, cultural and other activities organised at Shanthi College in Malavalli town, Mandya district on Tuesday. DH PHOTO

He was speaking at the anniversary and valedictory of sports and cultural activities organised by Shanti Educational Institutions at Malavalli.

There has been considerable decline in students studying basic science subjects, which is the base for all Sciences.

Students must focus on pure science research activities as there are ample job opportunities in the field, he advised.

Small countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malayasia have been rapidly developing in all areas of knowledge due to significance they had attached to promotion of Science and technology activities.

The policy makers of the nation must also give prominence to science and technology for rapid progress in industries, agriculture, health and other areas.

Citing the examples of success stories of rural youths in many areas of knowledge, he said the rural youths excelled in science, engineering, medicine, politics and in various fields. Rural students must learn lessons from such success stories.

The State and Union Governments have been announcing lot of schemes for promotion of educational activities of students belonging to backward classes, scheduled caste/ tribes and other underprivileged sections of the society. They must make use of such facilities to come up in life, he advised. KSOU Dean Professor T D Deve Gowda, Principal M C Veerabhadraswamy, Secretary M H Kempaiah and others were present.

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