Jamshedpur : A group of 34 students of Std.XII from RVS Academy, Dimna accompanied by three teachers, Harmeet Kaur, Anjan Kumar, Om Parkash Mahato visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of Gigyasa programme, recently launched in collaboration with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Govt. of India.
The basic aim of this programme is to inculcate scientific passion and temperament among school student to pursue carrier in science. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with working group.
The programme was schedule for three hours, which comprises, brief-up about programme, NML & CSIR documentary film show and laboratory visit.
P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, delivered welcome address and briefed about the programme and team member. Dr S.K. Mandal, Chief Scientist & Head KRIT discussed an overview of NML. The scientific activities of different division. He requests students to create passion towards science and pursue carrier for future development of society in particular and Nation in general. Dr Anjani Kumar Sahu, Senior Technical Officer at last given a vote of thanks.
Futher, a laboratory visit programmeme was followed and few selective units visited to acquaint students and teachers to minutely observed R&D environment.
Miss Soni Jha has nicely explained the role and activities of Analytical Chemistry Centre. The students were very much eager to know about different instrument and asked its role for the application in the gainful utilization of natural resources through chemical analysis.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Mohanty, Senior Scientist has explained the product developed by NML for the protection of metals made up of brass, copper and silver and different alloys. He also explained the reason for the discolour of metals after long exposure in the environment.
Rekha Panda, SRF has nicely explained with sample on the recycling of waste such as printed circuit boards, mobile phone, batteries, tube light and recycled products. Students asked different question and solved out at the same time.
Puja Dandapat of Std.XII expressed that, she has first time knew about different process involved in the extraction of metals. MsPriti Chatterjee also pointed out the similar view and observed the advancement of science and technology in India.
KashfaTanzil, Std.XII expressed that she has gain first-hand knowledge about CSIR & NML and their role for the development of country. Ms Rich Kamari expressed that she has gain knowledge about natural resources and will enhance her stock of knowledge for future use.