Meeting at JBNSTS on 24th May 2019

Meeting at JBNSTS on 24 May 2019

A meeting was held at Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search for Science communication, popularisation and extension in Bengali. The meeting was a part of the follow-up action after the two-day conference at CGCRI, Kolkata.

25 experts were invited for the meeting. The following were discussed:

  1. i)  Creation of print and electronic content in Bengali. This content will cater to all Bengali speaking community of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, and Bangladesh.
  2. ii) Increasing science content in Bengali newspapers and Television channels.

iii)   Coordination with S&T organisations in West Bengal for sharing resources and content creation.

  1. iv) Coordination with NGOs and science clubs for outreach activities to popularize science to the unreached.
  2. v) Encouraging schools and community participation with coordinated efforts and support from West Bengal Secondary Education and S&T Council.

The expected output in the first year:

  1. i) Original books on popular science in Bengali.
  2. ii) Dubbing VP science films in Bengali.

iii)    Translating selected English/Hindi popular science books (published by VP) in Bengali.

  1. iv) Translating Bengali popular science books (published by Bongiyo Bijnan Parishad and Paschim Bango Vigyan Mancha and other reputed publishers) to English, Hindi and other languages.
  2. v) Creating opportunities and motivating young people in popular science writing and science film making.
  3. vi) Science journalism. Science coverage in Bengali newspapers and periodicals.

vii)   Popular science programs in television

viii) Organizing science workshops to train master trainers. Supporting workshops to train students.

  1. ix) Supporting in organizing Science writers’ meet, conferences, seminars.
  2. x) Participation in Book fairs.