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About BGVS Karnataka

The Bharat Gyan Samithi (BGVS) represents the movement that grew out of the literacy campaign of the 1990s. In 1987, the People's Science Groups took out the All India March, the Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha and it was felt that due to the evil of illiteracy, the message of science, as was being propagated through printed material did not reach the people. The National Literacy Mission, which was launched at that time found participation by 300,000 PSM volunteers in 10,000 villages, spread in 23 states. These volunteers, called the Literacy Ambassadors, also addressed the questions of secularism, self reliance, livelihood, peace and carried the message about the role that science and technology can play in the process of advancing human development. The areas in which these struggles were carried out by the BGVS , in addition to the ones stated above, were in the fields of education, health, women's welfare, food security and many others. The BGVS Karnataka, which was formed with the active participation of the literacy ambassadors has also attracted the attention of many working scientists who consider it as a social obligation to link science to the social process of human development.