Patna, May 1: The seven-day motivation programme for selected students of senior secondary schools in Bihar on science education concluded here yesterday.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the programme was organised at Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and Research Centre, Patna.
Speaking on the occasion, Science and Technology Minister Shahid Ali Khan said there was an urgent need to impart science education to students in rural schools. The Bihar government had allocated funds for laboratories in every senior secondary school, he added.
He maintained that students who were shortlisted to participate in this motivation programme were extremely talented.
''They are budding scientists of Bihar who are evenly poised and desperately need assistance to explore the world in the future with their hard work and sheer intelligence.
''We are committed to helping the Sansthan in organising such innovative programmes to motivate the young talents for a golden cause,'' the minister stated.
Cabinet Secretary Girish Shankar said the value of science education was growing fast as vocational skills require scientific knowledge to master the art. Therefore it was a matter of utmost importance to impart science education to students in the rural schools and colleges to face the challenges, Mr Shankar added.