Share inputs to instil confidence in society about our traditional knowledge and practices

Share inputs to instil confidence in society about our traditional knowledge and practices
Start Date :
Mar 03, 2022
Last Date :
May 31, 2022
23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)

India has a rich legacy of practices and knowledge touching different spheres of life and a scientific heritage traversing various Science & Technology (S&T) domains. The ...

India has a rich legacy of practices and knowledge touching different spheres of life and a scientific heritage traversing various Science & Technology (S&T) domains. The traditional knowledge of India is available in various forms such as classical texts, manuscripts and/or as oral communication that has been passed on over thousands of years. This valuable knowledge is often part of our daily practices as well. Some of the traditional practices are livelihood means of the concerned knowledge holders. Our traditional practices exist in synergy between human needs and nature, often balancing resources and requirements in a local context. However, with time, India’s Traditional Knowledge Systems are eroding rapidly, and the nation has also been witnessing erosion in people’s faith towards our traditional knowledge. A grave concern is the mindless attitude of some to mimic non-Indian cultures and disdain for our traditions. It’s important to recognize that traditional heritage is an integral part of any country’s development and progression. This calls for necessary attention and action from the concerned stakeholders in the country to build further on our scientific inheritance. Only a well-informed and balanced society can drive the advancement of the country.

Under the visionary leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister and President, CSIR Society, Shri Narendra Modi, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is spearheading the efforts to collaborate with the relevant partners from across the country and implement the national initiative SVASTIK (Scientifically Validated Societal Traditional Knowledge) for communicating India’s traditional knowledge to the society. CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR) is the nodal organization to implement this national initiative.

The prime mission of the initiative is to conserve scientifically validated traditional practices, and instil confidence in citizens regarding the scientific values of our traditional knowledge/practices.

We invite the suggestions of academicians, researchers, subject-matter experts, students, NGOs, and the public on how to instil confidence in society about our traditional knowledge and practices. This will help us in our mission to inculcate a scientific temper and instil confidence in citizens by stimulating the Science-Scientist-Society connect towards our traditional knowledge and practices.

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The last date to share your ideas and suggestions is 31st May 2022.

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C K Mansoor Rahman 39 minutes 27 sec ago

We Indians are trying to copy the law and orders and policies of the United States of America's and want to implement in our large country India. But we the individual people of India still not following road traffic rules even though the majority of individual people are highly educated . Then how it is possible to implement United States of America policies and law and orders in our country India ?
There is lot of difference between American well disciplined citizens and we the Indian citizens.

SanjayUpadhyay 3 hours 26 minutes ago

our traditional knowledge was so powerful and use ful for all society. we can say proudly that ancestors were very practical and professional. They had expertise knowledge of ecology. They performed sacrifice for the well-being of the world as whole the respect nature and were aware about everything. KALIDAS has described entire country in his Meghdoot. Bhai was a established dramatist. Bharat Natyashatra was very useful. This shows that it was golden time for art and culture. patanjali was famous for hi yoga. There were six philosophy that time all are things to our proud.

RituMaheshwari 22 hours 1 min ago

गुरुकुल System to be re-established

1.अग्नि विद्या ( metallergy )
2 वायु विद्या ( flight )
3 जल विद्या ( navigation )
4 अंतरिक्ष विद्या ( space science )
5 पृथ्वी विद्या ( environment )
6 सूर्य विद्या ( solar study )
7 चन्द्र व लोक विद्या ( lunar study )
8 मेघ विद्या ( weather forecast )
9 पदार्थ विद्युत विद्या ( battery )
10 सौर ऊर्जा विद्या ( solar energy )
11 दिन रात्रि विद्या ( day - night studies )
12 सृष्टि विद्या ( space research )
13 खगोल विद्या ( astronomy)
14 भूगोल विद्या (geography )
15 काल विद्या ( time )
16 भूगर्भ विद्या (geology and mining )
17 रत्न व धातु विद्या ( gems and metals )
18 आकर्षण विद्या ( gravity )
19 प्रकाश विद्या ( solar energy )
20 तार विद्या ( communication )
21 विमान विद्या ( plane )

Krishnamurthy Sriram 1 day 2 hours ago

Rashtriya sanskrit sansthan should recruit volunteers to impart vedic education and vedic living in vernacular languages in villages

RIJILESH 1 day 2 hours ago

Central and State Governments should work together to increase the marketing potential of traditional workers' products across the country. Encourage them

kamna_10 1 day 3 hours ago

This is most important, our kids know much more about foreign culture than ours.
it must be integrated with our educational system. cultural tours should be mandated in schools for every class level.

Birinder Singh 2 days 5 minutes ago

Hello Modi Ji - 1. My suggestion is to set up a center for entrepreneurship in every High School of the Country so that the idea of producing Job Creators is inculcated. Job creation is a mind set just as Congress party created the mind set that every one has to look for a job. Once the idea of Becoming Job creators permeates our high school students, a revolution of ideas will start. This will go a long way in creating a culture of entrepreneurs. 2. Also all high school’s should have entrepreneurship centers. 3. In every district of the country - create a Center Where you can learn to read and write Sanskrit up to College level. 4. Also to promote classical music, create a center for classical Hindustani Music for all age groups. For all these pursuits seek help from private sector and from Non profits. The above listed ideas will a) Promote entrepreneurship & b) promote and preserve our ancient civilization and culture.