Jamshedpur, Dec. 14: A group of 60 Sstudents from Motilal Nehru Public School (MNPS), Sakchi, accompanied by their teacher Chaitali Mandal visited the CSIR-NML and interacted with the scientists and researchers of the laboratory. The students expressed their excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit and the kind of motivation provided by the NML team.
The programme was scheduled for four and half hours, which included an overview of Indian science and technology, audio-visual presentation, documentary film shows, visit to NML museum / archive and selective units of the laboratory.
The students and their teacher were thrilled to see the different experimental set-up, sophisticated equipments, calm and cleanliness of the work environments.
Dr. N. G. Goswami, chief scientist and coordinator of the programme, motivated the students explaining about the importance of science learning by citing lively examples related to day to day life activities and communicated them how Science and Technology can change one’s life, environment and society.
Many scientists and their research group includingDr K K Sahu, Dr A K Mohanty, Dr Sanjay Kumar, Dr R K Sahu, Dr M K Jha, and Dr Prabir Roy took part in the programme. Dr P.N. Mishra took the students around the laboratory and narrated on the workings in the laboratory.
The visiting students, Shivani Singh and Sneha Kumari said, “We came to know CSIR’s contribution in the field of chemical industry, agriculture, aero-space research, ocean development, and medicines. We came to know the useful products like drugs, pesticides, chemicals etc available in market are the result of innovation and hard work of the scientists”.
Shambhavi and Harsa also expressed similar views regarding contribution through research and development (R&D).
Pooja Singh was thrilled to know that CSIR products for curing of malaria, asthma, and baby food from buffalo milk – Amul. Sumi Kumari and Ankita were exited to learn about recovery of metals from Indian Ocean.
Nalini Kumari told that for the first time she came to know about DNA finger print developed by CSIR. Shruti Singh and Sumi Kumari also expressed the similar views. Vaishnavi Singh aid first time she came to know about re-use of metals from electronic waste.
Ankit Kumar and Md Razi Ansari expressed their happiness over the significant achievement of National Metallurgical Laboratory especially in minerals, metals, and materials science. Vivek Baksi and Pratik Jha said this programme helped them to know, how one can develop in life and contribute towards Society by pursuing science.
Sanjay Dubey and Manish Kumar felt very much impressed while getting exposure to different scientific instruments and pleaded for science education in their career path.
Teachers and many students of the school requested for their next visit to the Laboratory for a deeper knowledge. The teacher said that this programme would certainly impact on the students to pursue science in more meaningful way.