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Popular CSIR Science Magazine “Vigyan Pragati” Receives “Rajbhasha Kirti Award”
By GDP Delhi
CSIR’s science popularization magazine, “Vigyan Pragati”, has created a new story. This magazine was awarded the National Rajbhasha Kirti Award (First Position) and this award was bestowed during the second All India Rajbhasha Sammelan held from 14-15 September 2022 at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium, Surat. Official Language Department, Ministry of Interior, Govt. of India organized this great event which brought together around 9,000 spectators.
Professor Ranjana Aggarwal, Director of CSIR-NIScPR, receives the Rajbhasha Kirti Prize at
Surah Rajbhasha Sammelan
In Surah Rajbhasha Sammelan, the Director of CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), Prof. Ranjana Aggarwal received this prestigious Kirti Award in the presence of the Union Home Minister , Shri Amit Shah. Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat State, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel and Honorable Ministers of State, Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra and Shri Nisith Pramanik graced the program.
JThe content of the magazine aims to arouse scientific curiosity in young people
Vigyan Pragati (a popular science magazine in Hindi) is one of the best popular science magazines in India. It is popular among children, teachers, scholars and the public across India as well as globally. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) began publishing this magazine in 1952. It carries a legacy of seven decades and over these many years readers of this magazine have been motivated by its content. This monthly publication in Hindi imparts knowledge on recent national and international S&T-related developments, discoveries, inventions and technological advances in the form of articles, reports, science fiction, science poetry, quizzes, scientoon (scientific cartoons) and docudrama.
Vigyan Pragati aims to communicate S&T to the masses in simple language. The content of the magazine aims to arouse the curiosity of young people towards science and strives to develop in them an interest in pursuing science. Those who prepare for the various competitions; use this magazine as a real source of information on science and technology.
Section 51a [h] of the Indian Constitution emphasizes and says that it is the fundamental duty of every citizen to develop a scientific temperament, a spirit of inquiry, humanism and reform. Scientific journals play a vital role in communicating S&T to the common man and thus developing a scientific temperament.
On this great occasion, Professor Ranjana Aggarwal, Director of CSIR-National Institute for Science Communication and Policy Research, said that National Kirti Rajbhasha Award to “Vigyan Pragati” is the honor of CSIR and all its readers, writers and editors.