IN SUPPORT OF INDIA MARCH FOR SCIENCE, Aug 11: Today 9th August, Indian Scientists organized ‘India March for Science’ in continuity of Global ‘March for Science’ organized on 22nd April this year. More than a million people undertook a March for Science in 600 cities across the globe, demanding robust funding for science and demanding that governmental policies be guided by scientific evidence.

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     Today we have organized a Human Chain in support of ‘India March for Science’ at 11:00 AM, near Gujarat University. Eminent PRL Scientists like Dr. A. R. Prasanna, Dr. Raghvan Rangrajan and other researchers, teachers and students from various universities, eminent citizens like Shri Prakashbhai N. Shah, Shri Rohitbhai Shukla, Shri Manishibhai Jani as well as other concerned citizens and various organizations participated the Human Chain with very enthusiastically.

     All people gave their signatures in the memorandum to the PM. The memorandum will be send to the PM through the Governor. 

Following demands of the memorandum:

  1. Allocate at least 3% of GDP to scientific and technological research and 10% towards education.
  2. Stop propagation of unscientific, obscurantist ideas and religious intolerance, in conformance with Article 51A of the Constitution.
  3. Ensure that education system imparts ideas that are supported by scientific evidence.
  4. Enact policies that are based on scientific evidence. 

The above useful information was provided by Dilip Satashiya on behalf of

India March for Science.