ISC,Science popularization award to SSM Kerala

via Samachara Bharathi, Andhra Pradesh published on January 4, 2006

Swadeshi Science Movement (SSM), Kerala Chapter of Vijnana Bharati is honoured with the prestigious”Jawaharlal Nehru Prize” for the year 2005-2006,instituted by Indian Science Congress for popularisation of science. This is for the first time a Kerala based NGO being honoured by the Indian Science Congress.

The award includes a cash amount of lakh and a plaque.Swadeshi Science Movement is a voluntary organisation started on November 7(Birthday of Dr.C.V.Raman), 1991,by a group of scientists and technocrats .SSM conducts Innumerable programs to propagate and popularise science among students as well as common public.SSM’s activities give thrust to popularise Indian contributions to science and also to globalise swadeshi sciences like ayurveda, yoga, vedic mathematics, environmentalsciences etc.

Two world congresses on ayurveda and ecology conducted by this organisation have attracted scientists and technocrats from more than 40 countries and have made a global impact. Science talent search examination among students to generate affinity among younger generation towards pure science is the biggest student activity in Kerala. SSM also publishing the National Science Magazine “Science India” for students.Swadeshi Science Movement’s womens wing SHAKTI is working for the empowerment of rural women in Social, economic, Intellectual and Cultural fields.The Self Reliance Day celebration on 15th October which happens to be the birthday of H.E. Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, involving thousands of students is one of the most inspiring program, having the total participation of teachers and parents.

The selection board of Indian Science Congress was pleased about the efforts taken by Swadeshi Science Movement to blend the modern sciences with the age old socio-cultural and scientific value based system. The award was received by PN Subramanian, State President of SSM from the Prime Minister in the inaugural session of 93rd Indian Science Congress held at Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural university at Hyderabad

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