Mysuru: Students must choose new topics to do research and they need to develop scientific thinking. Even when teachers teach science, they should find new and interesting fields to impart science education, said Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait.
He was speaking at the three-day 25th National Children’s Science Congress and Science Exhibition here yesterday at the Senate Bhavan in Manasagangothri Campus, organised jointly by the District Administration, National Council for Science and Technology (NCSTC), New Delhi, Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat (KRVP), Karnataka State Open University, University of Mysore, Department of Public Instructions and Department of Pre-University Education.
He said that in Government schools equal importance is being given to both science and mathematics. At a school in Gadag, due to the efforts of Prof. C.N.R. Rao, a science centre has been opened, he said.
Every academic year, we should try to produce one technocrat like Sir M. Visvesvaraya and scientist like Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and children should keep them as role models and be inspired by their achievements. Parents and guardians should inculcate human values in children and train them to face problems in society, he added.
Sait said that government has come forward to pass an anti-superstition bill called the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017 and along with it is designing programmes in scientific field.