Youth must be motivated to use science and technology extensively for the well-being of the society, opined former VC University of Mysore Prof J Shashidhar Prasad on Wednesday.
He was speaking after inaugurating ‘Tharanga Rhythm of Science’, an inter-collegiate science competition organised by JSS Women’s College at its premises on Wednesday.
Addressing students, he said that technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort and to improve productivity. Therefore, any country that has made advances in prosperity has invariably depended on science. A lot of stress is made in improving quality of life through science and technology.
He said: “Colleges play a key role in the life of a student and should strive to develop scientific temper among students. Teachers should play the role of a motivator. Meanwhile, students should also be open to knowledge and excel in life. Besides theory, students should start imagining and visualise ideas which can foster new innovations,” he added.
Blurb: The day-long event will witness competitions like quiz, debate, number play, Stress management, painting, Mob CID based on science and technology. Students from NIE, SDM, Vijaya Vittala College, JSS College Ooty road, St. Philomenas, Teresian and other colleges are taking part in the event.
Principal of JSS Women’s College M Nagaraju, Dean H D Honnappa, T D Subbanna of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Convenor Prof K D Shivakumaraswamy and others were present.