Modi asks scientists to use vernacular languages in science communication

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Kolkata, January 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for using vernacular languages in promoting science communication in a “big way” to develop “love of science” in the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator.

Addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose’s 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata via video-conference, he said Bose was a “crusader” for the teaching of science in vernacular languages and had started a Bengali science magazine.

“To promote understanding and love of science among our youth, it is vital that we promote science communication in a big way. Language should not be a barrier but a facilitator in this task,” Modi said.