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Need to develop scientific temper in students stressed

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Noted Nuclear Physicist and former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, M.I. Savadatti interacting with students during the inauguration of science exhibition at Sainik School in Bijapur. —Photo: Rajendra Singh Hajeri
Noted Nuclear Physicist and former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, M.I. Savadatti interacting with students during the inauguration of science exhibition at Sainik School in Bijapur. —Photo: Rajendra Singh Hajeri

The former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University and a noted nuclear physicist M.I. Savadatti has said that more attention should be paid to inculcate spirit of scientific enquiry among students while framing the curriculum.

Inaugurating a three-day national-level science exhibition for students of classes nine to 12, organised by the Sainik School here on Friday, Prof. Savadatti said that there was a need to create stimulation, rather than excitement, among students about science.

“Students should not become mere carriers of information and gatherers of knowledge. They should become innovators by applying their knowledge,” he said.

Science exhibitions were becoming a national phenomena during this decade. They would create a scientific temper among students and help the country’s scientific and technological development, he said.

Col. R. Balaji, principal, said that the school had not only produced military leaders but also illustrious persons who had excelled in the fields of science and technology.

The exhibition has been organised, in association with the Department of Public Instruction, as part of the yearlong golden jubilee celebrations of the school.

Deputy Commissioner Shivayogi Kalasad, headmaster Col. Rishi Raj Singh and Registrar wing commander E. Srinivas were present.

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