State-level People's Science Fest in Karnataka

July 2014

A 3-day state level People’s Science Fest was organized by Breakthrough Science Society in association with the KLE Society’s S. Nijalingappa college, commemorating the 900th birth anniversary of the great Indian mathematician and astronomer Bhaskaracharya II on 25th, 26th, and 27th of July. Prof. U R Rao, (renowned space scientist, and Former Chairman of ISRO,) inaugurated the fest, which was visited by around 15,000 students, teachers, and general public. It featured model exhibition, chart exhibition, scientific talks, panel discussions on topics like "GM foods -- boon or bane?", "Effective Science Teaching in Schools", "Necessity of Basic Science in the Present World", "Science and Media" etc., and even a cultural programme where people in the scientific community displayed their musical talents.
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Objectives of Breakthrough Science Society

  • To cultivate scientific and logical faculty of mind;
  • To foster consciousness against unscientific beliefs, superstitions, fanaticism, communalism, casteism, etc.;
  • To disseminate and popularize different discoveries and advancements of science;
  • To cultivate the study of history and philosophy of science;
  • To inculcate ethical values and social responsibility in all fields of scientific endeavour;
  • To devise and introduce correct method of teaching and learning of science;
  • To conduct campaign for the introduction of a secular, scientific and democratic education policy;
  • To move for the introduction of pro-people government policies in regard to research, development, and application of science and technology for the benefit of the people;
  • To build up movement for the socialization of natural resources and for the correct use of science and technology to ensure sustainable development and protection of environment; and
  • To fight against the misuse of science for the destruction of humanity.