Department of Ocean Development (DOD) expressed a desire to bring out a short illustrated booklet on ocean sciences for the information of the general public. It also wanted the booklet to be printed initially in the five languages of English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu.
The Geological Society of India has as one of its main objectives, the popularization of science, but for various reasons it has not been possible to promote this line of activity. The suggestion from the DOD has come at the right time and plodded the Society into action. After pooling all available resources, the Society has now been able to prepare the first booklet on ‘Oceans’. Prof. K.V. Subbarao of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Dr. R. Shankar, Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University and a few others have taken special interest and it is my pleasant duty to express the grateful thanks of the Society to all of them. We sincerely trust that the booklet will excite the interest of school going children and make them take greater interest in ocean exploration and the development of its resources.
Last Updated On 01/16/2017 - 12:10