PM wants scientists to spend time with school students

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Indian scientists to teach various concepts of science to school students by spending 100 hours a year with them.

While speaking at the inauguration ceremony of five-day Indian Science Congress at the Manipur University, Prime Minister said, “I appeal to the scientists to spend at least 100 hours a year with 100 school students of classes 9 to 11 to teach them the aspects of science. This will go a long way in exposing the students to science.”

Prime Minister pointed out that this was the second Science Congress in the northeastern region in the last 100 years. The summit has witnessed the participation of over 5,000 invitees including 2,000 research scholars and scientists.

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He also stated that India would accomplish the mission of eradicating tuberculosis by 2025 whereas the World Health Organisation is planning to do the same by 2030 globally.

Appreciating the scientists’ contribution in space science, he asked scientists to help in resolving problems like malnutrition and diseases including malaria and Japanese encephalitis.

Prime Minister also said that the country would check the brain drain of its scientists.

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