Thursday, November 10, 2011

World Science Day

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated every year on the 10th of November. This day glorifies the overwhelming contribution science makes towards achieving sustainable development and elicits peace prospects. This year, UNESCO focuses on the role of science towards green societies: equity, inclusiveness, participation and proudly announces it as the theme of the year’s World Science Day for peace and development.  The celebration of World Science Day 2011 revolves around the Rio+20 Summit encouraging towards the promotion of greener societies.

Green Societies refer to the percolation of science within all sectors of society, equity between sexes and equity between countries. A broad perspective aiming towards development and involving positive social transformation is a requisite.

In this context, inclusiveness means creative inclusive policy integrating the vision of people in science, including traditional knowledge systems in scientific processes while participation refers to creating opportunities for people to be involved in science and to participate in decision making in science. The purpose of this day is to bring to the forefront the responsible use of science towards attaining peace and development. It aims at enhancing public awareness. Policies that integrate people’s vision in science and involve participation are the underlying factors towards accomplishing a technologically sound society.

Science is undeniably the best thing society could ever ask for. It has brought significant changes and has boosted up sectors like energy, physical sciences, information and communication. With the invention in technology, society as a whole has gained at an unprecedented rate. From the infrastructure and transportation to electronics and communications, technology has paved its way in every nook and corner of the society.

As the message from Inna Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 10 November 2010 says ‘Science cannot develop in isolation. It flourishes through the dialogue of individuals, through the interaction of cultures and communities and through the meetings of minds. It prospers in a soil that is rich in diversity and in a climate that favors diffusion and cross-fertilization. Ideas must migrate to develop, they must be shared to take root, and they must be accessible for all to benefit.’

With this spirit, let us hope that Science reaches every nook and corner of the society and helps in making the world a global and technically sound village.

Kesari Tours wishes all Happy Science Day!

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