In this era of digitalisation and globalisation, there are many local and global problems which can be solved only through science. The governor Baby Rani Maurya said this while chairing the valedictory session of a day long workshop on ‘Master the Publishing Process’ organised at Regional Science Center by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington DC in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, Government of India and Uttarakhand State Council of Science and Technology (UCOST).
Addressing the gathering, the governor stressed on the need for youth to develop out of the box thinking and innovation. Science should not be considered just a subject but also help in developing a scientific attitude among the public. “Today every person needs clean air, pure water, nutritious food, health and other basic facilities. Scientists and researchers should think how science and modern technology can help in facilitating this. Research works should also benefit the poor and deprived section of society. Technologies developed by scientists should be cheap and accessible,” said the governor.
Earlier, addressing the inaugural session, UCOST director general Rajendra Dobhal said that researchers are the backbone of knowledge creation which leads foundation of holistic development of society. He also emphasized that they should also focus on issues of intellectual property rights (IPR) of their research.
Later in the technical sessions, Narayan Pradhan from Indian Association of Cultivation of Science (IACS) delivered lecture on attributes of high quality research paper. He also conducted activities on related topics among participants. IACS professor Nikhil Jana delivered lecture on ethics and plagiarism in scientific paper writing, which was also followed by activities based on the lecture. ACS publication development editor Ajay Jha also interacted with the participants on ethics in scientific paper writing and copyright.The State’s science and technology secretary RK Sudhanshu also expressed his views on the occasion.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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