In the year 1979, a group was ready to work at Rajkot on development of scientific temper and a beginning was made in the name of “Prayog” to remove belief in miracle and Superstition etc. known as “Andhashradha” In this one has to come in confontration with sadhus, Tantriks etc. etc.
The centre was awarded with a national award for “ Best Effort in Science and Technology Communication’’ in 2008. It was awarded taking in to consideration the efforts of the centre in last five years. This award was presented by Mr. Kapil Sibbal on behalf of RVPSP (Rastriya Vigyan Evam Pradhyogiki Sanchar Parishad)
Prof. K.N Iyer – Chairman of IYP -2005 celebrating committee writes as under on IYP - 2005