Jamshedpur : “The way things were explained was very motivating, relevant, the atmosphere was very lively and the entire programme was very well co-ordinated”, said Anisha Parveen. Parveen added, “This is my second visit.
After my first visit to NML, I was so motivated that I participated and won the Ministry of Science & Technology National Level “INSPIRE” programme at Jharkhand state level.
Another student, Puja Thakur, also a recipient of INSPIRE awards at the Regional level, “The visit to the laboratory helped me to know in depth about different ores, minerals, metals, rocks, and how they are extracted and used”.
It can be mentioned here that for the last two and a half years NML has been organizing a School-NML Interactive Programme (SNIP) under which today a batch of 39 students of Std. IX and X. from Rajkiyakrit +2 Uchh Vidyalaya, Barjamda, Chaibasa accompanied by their teachers Shree Amod Kumar Mishra and Shree Pramod Kumar Thakur visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory and interacted with the scientists and research scholars.
While introducing science to the assembled students, Dr. N.G. Goswami, Chief Scientist, NML and Co-ordinator of the programme cited various examples from day to day life and explained the students about the science behind them.
He also gave an overview of how things becomes easier and simpler to understand when co-related with the ongoing day to day activities which influenced the students very much.
The students were also very thrilled to see the various lab facilities and available expertise at the laboratory.
The students were attentive throughout the session which comprised of presentations, lively discussions, scientific documentary film show and practical demonstrations. The entire programme was scheduled for five hours.
The students were happy to learn about the innumerable contribution of CSIR like laying the foundation of R&D in the country; efforts in making the country self sufficient in key sectors ; providing solution to many basic nagging problems and CSIR activities spread over a wide spectrum of S&T from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology.
“The visit to the laboratory has given me an exposure to the real scientific world. I have come to know about such scientific miracles that I hardly knew might have existed.
Thanks to CSIR-NML”, said Miss Shabnam Gudiya, a student of Std. IX.