Government Chief Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi has said importance will be given to science education from the school-level itself.

Addressing a programme organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to mark the Ninth National Science Day today, he expressed that prosperity could be achieved by means of science if every local level accorded priority to science education.

Secretary looking after the Education affairs at the ministry Ram Prasad Thapaliya stressed the need of increasing people's access to science and technology.

Secretary at the ministry Suresh Acharya pointed out the need of promoting science diplomacy and taking initiatives for inviting foreign investment and knowledge in this sector.

Former minister Ganesh Saha spoke of the need of expanding the inter-connectedness of science in every field.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 18 2021, of The Himalayan Times.