In today’s global scenario, flow of S&T related information among Urban & Rural communities is much needed to abridge the gap among them. Especially in Indian & Asian context, there is a wide gap among these communities, which in turn relates to social, educational, information & other imbalances. Different S&T Communication strategies are to be attempted to suit both of them in such a manner that there is a two-way flow of information and a dialogue is thus established among them. These are going to be the stepping stones of achieving Scientific Culture for Global Citizenship.

Attempt is made in this paper to demonstrate a model for Asian, especially Indian sub-continent countries to adapt to such S&T Communication strategies which may eventually lead the Urban &Rural populations into a Global Society having scientific outlook and duly preserving there cultural diversities & heritage.

The study will reveal that taking along the masses is the best strategy for any radical change and preparing its ground is a challenge for policy makers & planners. The same is true for S&T Communication strategies targeted for public in archiving a common platform for Urban & Rural populations thereby to bring Traditions & Science together in friendlier manner.

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Key to bridge urban rural divide Indian subcontinent

Tariq Badar   Indian Science Writers’ Association

In today’s global scenario, flow of S&T related information among Urban & Rural communities is much needed to abridge the gap among them. Especially in Indian & Asian context, there is a wide gap among these communities, which in turn relates to social, educational, information & other imbalances. Different S&T Communication strategies are to be attempted to suit both of them in such a manner that there is a two-way flow of information and a dialogue is thus established among them. These are going to be the stepping stones of achieving Scientific Culture for Global Citizenship.

Attempt is made in this paper to demonstrate a model for Asian, especially Indian sub-continent countries to adapt to such S&T Communication strategies which may eventually lead the Urban &Rural populations into a Global Society having scientific outlook and duly preserving there cultural diversities & heritage.

The study will reveal that taking along the masses is the best strategy for any radical change and preparing its ground is a challenge for policy makers & planners. The same is true for S&T Communication strategies targeted for public in archiving a common platform for Urban & Rural populations thereby to bring Traditions & Science together in friendlier manner.

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