Three days residential training workshop on hands-on-science (chemistry) for science teachers of hill districts of Manipur was inaugurated on Friday at the Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak.
Science is always with us and if there is no science then, there will be no development, said science and technology minister Biswajit while addressing the gathering. It is the responsibility of the teachers to teach and educate students, he said, adding that a student can learn things practically, not only with theory. Now, practical teaching methods have become the fastest learning method, he added.
From the hill districts, systematically many doctors are there but less in other technical fields because of the lack of science subjects, said the minister. To achieve sustainable development science is required, the minister added and appealed to teachers of the hill districts to take responsibility to attract students to science subjects.
“The most important person to build a nation is a teacher and there is no student without teacher”, said the minister, adding that teachers should take responsibility for creating a good nation.
The inaugural programme was attended by science and technology commissioner, M Yaiskul Meitei; science and technology director Hamila Hongrei; City College of Kolkata professor Arindam Rana and MASTEC director L Minaketan.
The training workshop is being organised by Manipur Science and Technology Council (MASTEC) along with Vigyan Prasar (VP), DST, Government of India with an objective to impart training to science teachers of hill districts in carrying out scientific experiments using readily available low-cost materials so that the teachers can conduct the activities at their schools while teaching science to the students.