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Last Updated : Apr 27, 2019 12:12 PM IST | Source: PTI

Vigyan Prasar to strengthen science outreach strategy

The deliberations at the two-day seminar that began on April 26 will help to build a future roadmap in this endeavour.

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In a fresh bid to popularise science among the masses, Vigyan Prasar - an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, is all set to communicate with people in regional languages, a scientist said.

Apart from English and Hindi, all publications and online content of Vigyan Prasar, will be available in regional languages also, the scientist said on April 26.

"For greater outreach, Bengali, Tamil and Marathi languages have been selected initially," Rintu Nath, the scientist of Vigyan Prasar said while speaking at the seminar on 'Science communication, popularising and outreach in Bengali - the road ahead'.

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"We met about some 36 organisations (government and private) enaged in promoting science and technology in West Bengal. The work done by the organisations overlap at times since they work in silos," he said.

Vigyan Prasar has decided to act as a common platform in order to create a shared ecosystem by engaging all the organisations, and give a fillip to streamline communications already taking place through these forums, for better dissemination of information.

The deliberations at the two-day seminar that began on April 26 will help to build a future roadmap in this endeavour.

"Bengal has some great works but for various reasons they are not receving desired popularity. We are identifying the strengths and weakness of these organisations. We are committed to offer required support to keep their work going," Nath said.

Vigyan Prasar has short, medium and long term action plan, which includes creating latest resources, offering content and financial support.
First Published on Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm
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