Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

Pushpa Gujral Science City organized the workshop   on Science Journalism by Vernacular media to present a platform for budding journalists to enhance their expertise and develop professionalism in Science Communication. The workshop was attended by greater than 150 members together with younger journalists, in addition to, college students and academics of Journalism & Mass Communication from completely different schools throughout the Punjab.

 Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City delivering introductory remarks stated that our Constitution serves as a guiding gentle for each citizen to embrace a scientific mind-set. By harnessing the ability of science communication and journalism, we not solely empower people with information but additionally lay the inspiration for a nation that thrives on curiosity and innovation. A talented science journalist can interpret advanced scientific breakthroughs and translate them right into a language that’s devoid of confusion, making the wonders of science accessible to all. Furthermore, by creating scientific content material that aligns with regional instructional methods, we domesticate an surroundings which nurtures a deeper engagement with science, fostering a neighborhood of knowledgeable people who’re wanting to discover the world by a scientific lens.

Mr. Megh Raj Mitter, the Founder of Tarksheel Society Bharat, identified that our society was trapped within the grip of superstitions, which have been inflicting vital hurt. He emphasised that these superstitions have been fuelled by irrational beliefs amongst plenty. Instead of counting on scientific information, they usually related occasions to superstitions as a result of this irrational considering. Mr. Mitter highlighted the outstanding efforts of the Taraksheel Society, established in 1984 by a gaggle of science academics. Their objective was to unfold scientific considering by publishing quite a few logical scientific books in native languages. These books aimed to debunk superstitions and clarify issues with clear reasoning. Consequently, rural communities in Punjab started to understand the significance of embracing scientific considering.


Speaking to the younger journalists gathered at this occasion, Mr. Baljit Balli, Editor of Babushahi Network, emphasised {that a} journalist have to be hungry for factual info. He highlighted {that a} journalist’s quest for correct information not solely enhances the enjoyment of writing but additionally makes information reporting less complicated and extra participating. Mr. Balli underscored the function of newspapers in dispelling societal superstitions by uncovering the underlying reasoning behind them. In doing so, journalists contribute to unfold information and rationality, he added.


Mr. Varinder Singh Walia Editor, Punjabi Jagran  conveyed the pressing have to publish a better variety of articles centered on local weather change and the preservation of our surroundings and pure sources. He voiced his apprehension relating to the inadequate protection of scientific subjects in vernacular media. To tackle this, he proposed the institution of a devoted desk for scientific publications, underlining the significance of fact-based information within the public area.


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