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education Updated: Feb 06, 2010 01:06 IST

It’s time for science to be made more exciting, believes the Indian government. Realising the dipping levels of interest in the subject among school kids, the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences has announced a unique tie-up with the

National Geographic Channel

to make science exciting for students.

Under this initiative, a series called Science Mein Twist and a documentary film,

Cutting Carbon

— will be aired on the channel.

The former, that starts on February 8, seeks to encourage students to pursue science at the higher education-level. Cutting Carbon, which premieres in April, is a 48-minute film that attempts to raise awareness about global warming and encourages individuals to take action.

“This initiative aims to create awareness amongst students and to further encourage the spirit of scientific inquiry,” said Prithviraj Chavan, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Apart from being available in Hindi and English feed on


, the shows will be showcased in five other languages — Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and Kannada — on