Science has its originations from curiosity of the human
being. It was and is the sincere effort to solve problems to achieve
some thing practical that is useful to the mankind.
has developed due to many corporations that want to make products and
property rights and market them to make profits. Most of science
progresses due to funding or scholarships with an intention.
However, there is important social function for all sciences. That is
to improve the standard of living of people, to reduce the difficulties
faced by people in the society, to prevent people and property from
various natural calamities and disasters, provide a path to the society
to develop continuously, to enable people to communicate in a harmonious
way with other societies and to allow people of various countries to
cooperate with each other, rather than fighting.
science, it means all mathematical, engineering, biological, medical,
physical, chemistry, agricultural, pharmaceutical sciences etc. Even
humanities have been extended with a lot of contributions from various
sciences. There are newer fields too.
Science and those
who are the scientific profession, have a responsibility to sort the
problems like pollution, traffic, rural evacuation and migration to
urban areas, literacy, basic amenities like clean drinking water
availability, power supply to the farmers and industries. Science must
enable people to think about hygiene and diet and cleanliness.
Science however, is mostly utilized in making attractive and expensive
products and marketing them to people. Science has probably changed its
direction to provide advanced gadgets, products for the rich,
destructive products like bombs and poisons. Science has been utilized a
lot in the wars spending a lot of money, which otherwise could help the
society to live better.
Science and scientific community
which has capabilities to do big things have gone out of the country to
work with other countries. That is one reason why Indian scientific
community probably does not advance quickly in solving local problems.
Instead of inventing and making products suitable to our people's
culture, needs, and environment, we are adapting ourselves to those
products meant for other societies and countries. We are forcing
people of the lower classes also to change themselves. The scenario is
changing too fast.
We must have a national level or state
level science mission to identify the social responsibilities, tasks,
requirements, expectations of science, at the present time for the
people of present India. The children and youth must be educated on
these. The awareness and opportunities provided by these fields will
probably allow many scientist and engineer experts to provide the people
of India what they need in the way people benefit for a long time.
Even in today's world, many people of India have many
superstitions. There is a lot of misconception and a lot of ignorance.
Science has lot of awareness task as one of its roles and
There are probably many areas in which
science is unable to help the poor, lower class people or middle class
people due to various reasons. That is the major part of India's
population. Science is not resulting in increased productivity of the
country over the years. India seems to be going lower among other
countries in many fields and areas. The gaps must be identified and
corrective actions must be taken soon.
In whatever science
delivers, it should be environment friendly, eco-friendly, less
polluting, long lasting, improvable, accessible to all people, and have
continuity of development on the previous works done by earlier
scientists. One important moral or point that all engineers and
scientists in India must remember is that they become highly qualified
with the money, and resources coming from the people's pockets. So
there is a sure duty of each scientist to contribute some thing to the
society of India, in the way that the society benefits.