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‘March for Science’ taken out in Kerala capital; participants included from top instts

organizers here claimed that the participation from the scientific community has increased but many scientists kept out of the event

A march demanding more resources for science studies and research was taken out on Saturday in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala.

The organizers here claimed that the participation from the scientific community has increased but many scientists kept out of the event.

It is said that the indifference towards the march which demanded more funds for science and education from scientists was because of the fact that that there were no results to show from the previous event.

While there are others who think that rather than taking out march, approaching the top scientists and political class might have been good initiative.

They also argued that while there is some reality in the crunch of funds, one must also consider how well these institutions have delivered.

This year, it was said that, of the 500 participants at least half were faculty members of science institutions in Thiruvananthapuram.

This included institutions like ISRO, IIST, RGCB, Government Medical College, CET and NIIST.

The advocates of the march also pointed to the breakthrough with Astro Kerala and Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad.

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