Prof. Durgesh Pant
Uttarakhand has a long tradition of learning and education. Faced with challenging terrain and inclement weather conditions, people of Uttarakhand have applied their own conventional knowledge of science since long and co-existed harmoniously with nature. They have struck a balance between meeting their material needs and the ecological imperatives. Unfortunately, of late, ecological imperatives are being seen as hemming its developmental efforts; hence, this long-standing equilibrium is getting disturbed. Being cognizant of the perils of this attitudinal change, USERC makes earnest efforts constantly to educate people about the benefits of putting science, including its conventional knowledge, and technology to use.