Science Magazine ‘Vigyan Pragati’ receives ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Award’

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CSIR’s popular science magazine “Vigyan Pragati” has received the National Rajbhasha Kirti Award (First position).


  • The award was given at the 2nd All India Official Language Conference held during 14-15 September 2022 at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium, Surat.
  • The Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs organized the event which was attended by about 9000 spectators.

  • Director of CSIR-National Institute for Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), Prof. Ranjana Agarwal received this prestigious Kirti Award.

  • Article 51A (h) of the Indian Constitution states that it is the fundamental duty of every citizen to develop scientific temper, spirit of inquiry, humanism and reform.

Magazine ‘Vigyan Pragati’ :

  • ‘Vigyan Pragati’ (a popular science magazine in Hindi) is one of India's best popular science magazines.

  • It is popular among children, teachers, researchers and the public in India as well as in other countries.

  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) started publication of this journal in 1952.

  • The aim of Vigyan Pragati is to make science and technology accessible to the common man in simple language.

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