Science magazine now in 22 languages
To spread the knowledge of science to rural parts, Discovery magazine will distribute copies in rural areas. NASA has approved the content .
Discovery, the first multilingual science magazine which debuted 15 years ago in Hyderabad, will soon publish in 22 regional languages. The content for the magazine has been approved by NASA. The magazine has come up with the new strategy "science promotion project" to bring out the revolutionary change in order to reframe the rural Indian school libraries into knowledge hubs.
The magazine has crossed the circulation of 3.5 lakh and 3.6 crore readership in India. Discovery magazine is currently being published in English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Urdu. The Science for U Knowledge Society has distributed one lakh copies of the magazine for free to students of Tribal welfare (Gurukulam) of Andhra Pradesh recently.
D Srinivasa Reddy, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, says, "Department of science and technology is joining with Discovery to bring science in all regional languages. The main aim of Discovery is to give the knowledge of science to a layman."
"For the last three years, we have been receiving the magazines in Telugu, Hindi and English. Every week we have two library periods, these magazines are distributed to the students and discussions are carried on a particular topic. The features published in the magazines are useful for conducting practical activities such as club activities, group discussions, debate, elocution competitions, and students to create fun while learning under the guidance of teachers," says Dr K Ramesh, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
"The magazine informs about environment protection, the day to day developments in science and technology. Editorials are useful for Telugu medium students," says A Ram Mohan Rao, lecturer.