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Use vernacular languages to boost science communication: Modi to scientists

The prime minister also asked the scientists to use their fundamental knowledge to help the general public in today's life

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the  Ficci's 90th AGM in New Delhi on Wednesday. 	Photo: PTI
Photo: PTI

on Monday pitched for using vernacular languages in promoting science communication in a "big way" to develop "love of science" in the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator.

Addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose's in Kolkata via video-conference, he said Bose was a "crusader" for teaching of science in vernacular languages and had started a

"To promote understanding and love of science among our youth, it is vital that we promote science communication in a big way. Language should not be a barrier but a facilitator in this task," Modi said.

The also asked the to use their fundamental knowledge to help the general public in today's life.

He said it was important in today's world that the final outcome of the innovation and research should be judged for their positive impact on the lives of poor people.

"Whether through your innovations, life of any poor is getting easier, whether difficulties of middle class are reducing?" he asked.

He asked to determine their subjects of research keeping in mind the socio-economic challenges faced by the country.

Born on January 1, 1894, Bose is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s.

Bose discovered what is known as bosons and worked with to define one of the two basic classes of subatomic particles.

First Published: Mon, January 01 2018. 13:26 IST