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Nurturing young minds

Nurturing young minds
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On the occasion of the 88th Birthday of Prof. Yashpal, one of its icons, the National Centre for Children’s Literature of National Book Trust, India organised an interface with Prof. Yashpal on the topic Developing Scientific Temper in Children at its office in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi on 26 November.

Prof. Yashpal observed that ‘we often talk about developing scientific temper in children but I feel that we the grown-ups should learn from children.’ He added that scientific temper does not come from teaching rather children should be encouraged to ask questions. He felt that curiosity brings scientific temper among children.

Shekhar Sarkar, Consortium Octect was the panelist on the occasion. He opined that developing scientific temper among children is very important as it helps children to think, visualize things and turn them into reality. He also said that scientific temper is not just domain of the scientists. It is a language of common people.

Earlier, M A Sikandar, Director, NBT welcomed the guests present on the occasion.

Talking about the NBT’s efforts to develop scientific temper among readers and introduce to them the world around us, NBT publishes books under Popular Science series. He added that the books help them understand and know science and technology in an easy manner.

At the end, the people especially children present on the occasion also interacted with Prof. Yash Pal and asked several questions to him on the topic.


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