KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 11
Participants attending an interplay program have expressed their concern over main political events and authorities displaying goals of prosperity to individuals with out paying sufficient consideration in the direction of the event of science and know-how in the nation.
Attending a webiner occasion organised by the Nepal Forum of Science Journalist (NFSJ) on the event of World Science Day on Wednesday, former Science and Technology Minister Ganesh Sah mentioned, ” major political parties have never given priority to development of science and technology sector.”
“In my experience I have never found any political party holding a meaningful discussion on importance of science and technology. The scientific community may also be failing to convince the major parties to make it an agenda for discussion,” Sah elaborated.
“If the government really wants to move towards the path of development and prosperity then it should invest in this sector.”
Giving an instance of different developed nations and their investment in science and know-how, former minister Sah careworn that the federal government ought to a minimum of allocate one p.c of its whole price range to ‘Research and Development’.
Likewise, Surendra Subedi, joint-secretary on the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology clarified that the road-ministry had demanded an allocation of 1 p.c price range for the identical which is but to be authorised by the Finance Ministry.
“It may appear as if we have not done anything, but there are problems in implementation as our proposals are yet to apporoved by the concerned authorities,” Subedi added.
On the event, Dr Rabindra Dhakal, Chief of Technology Department on the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) mentioned, “Due to lack of adequate resources, NAST has been failing to address issues related to science and technology.”
Although NAST has been finishing up works which is probably not ample, the state itself ought to give particular precedence to the sector, Dhakal shared.
Founder Chairman of Nepal Forum for Science Journalists Chhatra Karki mentioned that every one the stakeholders need to work in tendem to advertise science journalism in the nation.
Similarly, journalist Saugat Bolakhale talking on the theme ‘Investment in Science in Nepal’ expressed dissatisfaction over authorities’s investment of round solely 0.4 per cent in the sector.
Science journalists, different individuals affiliated to analysis sector had attended the net occasion.