Promoting Hindi in Science Education

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16 Sep 23
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Promoting Hindi in Science Education

The inaugural session of a two-day National Conference sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, and organized by the Scientific and Technical Terminology Commission, New Delhi, was held at Pacific University. The esteemed chief guest, former Vice-Chancellor of North Gujarat University, Patan, Prof. J.J. Vora, emphasized the national responsibility of using Hindi terminology in the teaching of science and technology subjects. Special guest Ms. Mercy Hamar, Assistant Director of the Scientific and Technical Terminology Commission, New Delhi, elaborated on various activities being undertaken by the Commission to promote the use of Hindi in scientific subjects.

The conference witnessed the participation of around ninety delegates from various regions, including research scholars and faculty members from colleges and universities. Prof. Hemant Kothari, the convener of the event and the head of the Department of Sanskrit at Pacific University, shed light on the ongoing research at the university.

The conference was inaugurated by renowned chemist Prof. Suresh Ameta, who highlighted the importance of teaching science in Hindi. Dr. Rameshwar Ameta, the coordinator of the science stream, also emphasized the significance of using Hindi in science education.

After the inauguration, experts in the field of chemistry presented invited lectures. Prof. Pradeep Kumar Sharma from Jodhpur discussed the challenges and possibilities of using Hindi in science education, while Prof. R.D. Kaushik from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, explained the role of thermodynamics in daily life. Prof. Uma Sharma from Vikram University, Ujjain, delivered an insightful lecture on Supramolecular Chemistry, and Prof. Rakshit Ameta from Pacific University talked about equilibrium topics.

Dr. Chetna Ameta from Sukhadia University provided an extensive explanation of asymmetric synthesis of compounds. Through this conference, it is expected that there will be an increased inspiration to express scientific topics in simple Hindi language, thus expanding the societal awareness of science.

The conference, chaired by Prof. Krishna Kant Dave, Vice-Chancellor of Pacific University, was applauded for its successful organization. The program was conducted by Dr. Seema Kothari, and Dr. Dilendra Hirani, head of the science stream, extended gratitude to the attendees. This conference served as a platform for experts to explore and promote the use of Hindi in the field of science education, aiming to make science more accessible and relevant to a wider audience.

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