- August 24, 2022
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject :Science and Technology
Context: CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), New Delhi organized the release function of the Special issue of its Popular Science Hindi magazine “Vigyan Pragati” on 23 august 2022.
In the year 2022, this popular magazine of NIScPR has completed the glorious 70 years of spreading science among the public. The very first issue of this magazine was published in August, 1952. This special issue (August 2022) of ‘Vigyan Pragati’ contains India’s leading organisations engaged in science popularization. Both government and voluntary organisations have been covered in this special issue.
Vigyan Prasar (VP) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
The principal objective of VP is to serve India’s science popularization agenda. This is achieved through several strategically important two – way stakeholder specific approaches to communicate about principles and practice of science and technology and implications for development and quality of life. Science popularization, therefore serves as a robust knowledge led tool to fulfill three mutually reinforcing public policy objectives.