Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Students should shun superstitions and develop a scientific temper, said H.R. Ramakrishna, former Christ College professor, said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the valedictory of Students’ Federation of India’s (SFI) programme “Students approach towards science”, Prof. Ramakrishna expressed displeasure that ignorance and superstitious beliefs were on the rise among students.

“It is essential to inculcate scientific temper and approach among students for a better society,” he said.

SFI State unit president H.R. Naveen Kumar said the organisation was conducting various science-related competitions and contests in the last four months to inculcate scientific temper among students and encourage them to take up a career in science. Later, participating in a seminar on “Astrology and the system of science education”, S. Balachandra Rao, Director of Gandhi Centre of Science and Human Values, lauded SFI’s campaign and exhorted the students to launch a movement to take it forward.