Jamshedpur : A group of 73 students of Std.IX to XII from Carmel Junior College, Sonari accompanied by three teachers, Anjali Sharma, Chaitali Chatterjee, and Sanchita Kumar visited CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur on this Friday and interacted with the scientists and Research Fellows under the banner of School- NML interactive programme ( SNIP) supported by NASI Jharkhand Chapter.
Dr Arvind Sinha,NML Chief Scientist and Chairman, NASI Jharkhand Chapter welcomed the gathering and motivated the participating teachers and students for looking at the different facets of science and make them felt importance of the Science & Technology.
Dr. N.G.Goswami, Chief Scientist and coordinator of the NML-Social Connect Programme presented through audio-visuals on Indian Science & Technology and also on major contributions by different National laboratories towards the socio-economical developments of the country.
Dr Goswami motivated the participating students highlighting on the scope of science education and shaping of one’s career. He added, we can solve our socio-economic & health hygiene issues only by judicious applications of S&T He also deliberated on Superstition and Science.
Later the visiting teachers and students were taken around different Units of the Laboratory by Archana Kumari and Rekha Panda , Researchers of the laboratory.
Several CSIR-NML Senior Scientists including Dr R K Sahu, Dr M K Jha, Dr A K Mohanty,Dr Prabir Roy and many others took part in the programme despite of their busy schedule and explained about different experimental set-ups and ongoing projects in their laboratories.
The students expressed their feelings, asked number of questions, and got clarified doubts from the scientists. The students shared their heart felt feelings and expressed that they had been eagerly waiting for the visit.
Ashutosh Chouhan of std.IX said, “I have seen photo of Microscope in my book and today,I could see the Electron Microscope and its functioning practically “.Ihraam Zuhayr said,Today I felt learning in science can help in solving village and rural developmental issues”. Rituraj Seal added,” I came to Know the importance of patent and its impact.
It was a wonderful experience “.Ayushi vastava and another student of std. XI said, We are delighted to learn the extent of benefits which CSIR and NML provided to the common people and realized that that with career in science we can also contribute to the welfare of our fellow country men and women “. Shreasi Sen, a student of Std IX said, I have been inspired by the motivational talks by Sirs to work for the society”.
Lakshmita Sinha, a student of std.XI after completion of the the lab visit,said ” I came to know about many new aspects of science and technology which I barely knew earlier. I found Science very logical. While studying I will be more analytical in my thoughts”.
G Sai Raksak another student of std.IX said, “I have seen many colourful chemicals in my book and today,I could see them practically different metal powder“.Another student of std.IX Eshita Bhattacharyya said,”I have been inspired by the documentation work displayed in laboratory’s Museum. We could quickly look into laboratory’s history”.