New Delhi: Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme was officially launched in the national capital today. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this programme. The focus is on connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning.
Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology and Mr Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development.
Addressing the gathering, the Minister for Science & Technology, Dr Harshvardhan said, that the Jigyasa programme was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a new India and “Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR)” of scientific community and institutions. It is a historic day when two ministries are collaborating on the Youth who are the future of the nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr Prakash Javadekar said that “to inculcate scientific temper among the students we have to make them aware about the impact of science on the society. Science has played a very important role in changing our lives”.
1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas to connect with 38 CSIR Laboratories targeting one lakh students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.