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Need for research in social science stressed

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 01:59 IST
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SOCIAL SCIENTISTS from across the State on Monday stressed the importance of continuing research in the social sciences field so that many important social changes could be understood in present context. Conducting research in the field has become more challenging, he said.

The experts had gathered for the seventh research convention of the Council for Peace, Development and Cultural Unity at the MP Sahitya Sammelan hall on Monday. Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Dr Bhagirath Prasad was the chief guest.

Professor with Kashi University, Dr Raghuvir Singh Tomar presided. Former chief secretary Sharadchandra Behar and research officer Dr Puneet Shrivastava were the special guests.

Dr Tomar said there was a huge difference in the present social scene and that of pre-independent India. The legislative has seen deterioration. These things and the parliamentary culture are matters that pertain to common man and research on such topics is important.

Council secretary Dr M P Modi said capitalist and other destructive forces have brought about massive changes the world over. Due to information technology revolution, interest in research in social sciences has ebbed.

Dr Bhagirath Prasad said research in India mainly follows western research pattern and is causing problems. The society runs behind strong forces.

Dr Sharad Chandra Behar stressed on research for continuously changing society and said coordination is most important for research in social sciences.

Later in the day, several speakers, including Dr Vedvati Mandavi from Durg, Dr Ramesh Bharadwaj, Dr P S Tomar, Madhuri Pande, Dr Ravidra Gole and Dr Sudha Baisa expressed their views. The quarterly magazine of the council – A Journal of Asia for Democracy and Development was released.

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