Darbhanga (Bihar): Dwelling on importance of developing scientific outlook among youngsters, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday suggested to the Bihar government to set up mobile science laboratories in villages and science laboratory in every district.
"The value of science has to be propagated to people at large and they should be made to realize the role played by science in their day to day life. Youngsters should be motivated to enquire into science," he said in his inaugural speech at Mega Science Fair here.
Kalam emphasised on establishing science museums and laboratories across the country to remove fear against science from the minds of the children.
Kalam, popularly known as `Missile Man`, referred to his special relationship with Bihar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who was the chief guest.
"I am very close to Bihar, particularly I have worked with Nitish Kumarji when he was minister of railways and later as Chief Minister of Bihar for the last seven years. He is working for development and bringing peace and prosperity for all the citizens of Bihar," he said.
He said the presence of chief minister was indeed an important message to all the people of rural villages of Bihar that education, particularly science education would reach the unreached.
Non-governmental bodies `Agastya International Foundation` and `Viksit Bharat Foundation` have successfully operated a mobile science Lab during April-July 2010.
Nitish Kumar in his address said science helped fight superstition. He appealed to children to give topmost priority to science in their studies.