ALL INDIA SCIENCE CONFERENCE17-19 October 2014, Bangalore
The Breakthrough Science Society organized an All India Science Conference on 17-19 October at Bangalore to spearhead a new science movement. The conference prepared an outline of the science movement to be launched in the coming years, through interactions among those who are involved in science popularization activities in different parts of the country, and by hearing the opinion of eminent scientists on this issue..
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Prof. Gourishankar Ghatak, former Professor of Geology, Presidency College, Kolkata, a member of the advisory board of the West Bengal Chapter of BSS, and a former member of the Editorial Board of Breakthrough, has passed away on 5th November 2014. The Breakthrough Science Society deeply mourns his sad demise. We will fondly remember his wide ranging knowledge, his dedication, and his guiding role in the science activities.
Objectives of Breakthrough Science Society
- To cultivate scientific and logical faculty of mind;
- To foster consciousness against unscientific beliefs, superstitions, fanaticism, communalism, casteism, etc.;
- To disseminate and popularize different discoveries and advancements of science;
- To cultivate the study of history and philosophy of science;
- To inculcate ethical values and social responsibility in all fields of scientific endeavour;
- To devise and introduce correct method of teaching and learning of science;
- To conduct campaign for the introduction of a secular, scientific and democratic education policy;
- To move for the introduction of pro-people government policies in regard to research, development, and application of science and technology for the benefit of the people;
- To build up movement for the socialization of natural resources and for the correct use of science and technology to ensure sustainable development and protection of environment; and
- To fight against the misuse of science for the destruction of humanity.