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"India March for Science" rally in city

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Researchers, scientists and students of institutions today marched in the city today demanding better allocation of funds for science education and research.

The rallyists joined their counterparts in other cities of the country where similar 'March for Science' rally was taken during the day.

"We demand allocation of 3 per cent for S&T and 10 per cent of for overall education on an immediate basis," Dr Nilesh Maity, Convenor Organising Committee 'March for Science' told reporters as the rally began from Rajabazar Science College.

The rallyists, who included scientists and students of Calcutta University, Jadavpur University and various other institutions, also advocated for drafting of an education system that moulds scientific ideas among students.

The rally culminated at Esplanade at the heart of the city.

On April 22, people had taken part in 'March for Science' rally in around 600 cities in the world.

"Today's rally was in continuation of that global campaign," JU professor Goutam Maity said.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 21:28 IST