Jamshedpur : A group of 45 students from Buddha Academy-School for Excellence, Mango accompanied by institute’s Director Krishna and six science teachers – Kumari Lalita Pradhan, Syed Azfarul Haque, M.S. Garai, SK Singh, Bandana Dutta and Namita Rani Nath visited CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur and interacted with the working scientists and research fellows today under the aegis of faculty training and motivation, adoption of schools by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur sponsored by HRDG, CSIR, New Delhi. The students and teachers expressed their and excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit as well as interaction with the scientists and working research scholars. In fact, they were thrilled while visiting the labs and looking at the practical set- ups and demonstrations.
While welcoming the visiting teachers, Dr. N.G. Goswami, CSIR-NML Chief Scientist and Co-ordinator of the programme motivated the students by citing live examples from the scientific field and innovative research, how it affects our life, environment and society. Most of the students said that the interaction was very informative and brought about lot of ideas. Teachers and many students requested for their next visit to the laboratory.
The programme has been designed to give the students an exposure to modern laboratory conditions and learn to apply the various facets of science in our day to day activities. The programme included a talk comprising of an overview of Indian Science and Technology, motivational video clippings on science, Documentary film show on CSIR and NML, practical demonstrations, lively discussion, visit around the selective units of the laboratory/NML Museum/ Archive.
“The laboratory visit has totally changed my way of thinking and my attitude towards science. Thanks to CSIR-NML for enlightening us and our thought process”, said Kirshna, Director of the Budha Academy.
“I came to know about new things here like India’s first Super computer PARAM designed by CSIR in 1986, Swaraj Tractor used in farming based on CSIR technology, the importance of patent and its impact, which I barely knew earlier. It was a wonderful experience -Rejuvenating my thought process”, said MS Gorai, a motivated science teacher.
Bandana Dutta a participating science teacher said, “I am happy to know about the CSIR-NML’s Cupola Technology that aims to improve the quality of environment around the Taj Trapezium and prevent degradation of Taj Mahal”. What surprised the students most was the recovery of metals from the electronic wastes.