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Importance of Science & Tech Education in Village Schools

  What do you imagine when you think of life in an Indian village. Do you imagine a rustic setting, an agrarian society, lots of greenery, very basic infrastructure consisting of small buildings that might include the village post office, gram panchayat office, and if the village is developed enough, a school. Some might describe this as idyllic, peaceful, even simple. But the truth is that this is a tough life. With little or no education, most of the families in villages are engaged in farming and agricultural activities. However this is changing now, with more and more families opting to educate their children by sending them to the local schools.  The presence of an education system in rural communities, gives children the opportunity and capacity to explore their world around them and discover new things, though the lenses of scientific knowledge. Education also exposes this populace to relevant information and helps prevent the misinterpretation of information. Science is an impo