Making science popular is the responsibility of researchers
The three-day workshop ‘Take for Seva’ at IIT Delhi came to an end on Sunday. In this, representatives of companies and consumers from different parts of the country were informed about modern technology. Also, experts said that it is the responsibility of researchers to popularize science. Only by doing this, youth can be linked with technology towards science.
The inauguration of the workshop was attended by Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, and R Subramaniam, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources. The technology was also present in the workshop along with those who developed the technology (users).
Ashutosh Sharma said that emphasis is being laid on linking technology with society through Take for Services. It is the responsibility of researchers to popularize science by addressing social problems through simple scientific writing. He said that Take for Services will have to be used as a platform for scientific and social responsibility.
R. Subrahmanyam said that science which does not think about society has no importance. The progress of India is possible only by doing research in the right direction.
Representatives of institutes like DST, DBT, DRDO, ICMR, ICAR, IIT, CSIR, MGIRI, UBA etc. participated in the program. IIT Director Ram Gopal Rao said that higher educational institutions should be linked with society and rural areas.
At the same time, the exhibits ranged from food plates to organic soaps.