Jamshedpur : A group of 42(Std. IX & X) students of Amar Jyoti High School, Pardih, Jamshedpur accompanied by two teachers Ashish Pramanik and Ravi R. Kido visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur today and interacted with the working scientists and research fellows under the aegis of faculty training and motivation, adoption of schools by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur sponsored by HRDG, CSIR, New Delhi.
Giving an overview of Indian Science & Technology and while motivating the students, Chief Scientist and Co-ordinator of the programme, Dr. N.G. Goswami said, “Science needs critical observations with reference to a phenomenon or an object .
It is not necessarily always a sophisticated laboratory is needed in the initial stage. On the other hand, re- search is a systematic approach to a problem. We should learn how to question our self to unearth about the actual underlying of truth with respect to a phenomenon’’.
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 digital presentations, lively discussions, scientific documentary film show and practical demonstrations.
The entire programme was scheduled for three and a half hours. “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the laboratory and realized lots of new scientific facts. I look forward to visit again”, said Md. Zaki Aman , a student of Std. X. “Visit to the laboratory has been an opportunity of a lifetime for me. I cannot express in words what I feel after the visit.
All I want to say that, It’s just an outstanding programme .Thanks to NML for such a noble venture”, said Ms Sania Rasid, a student of Std. IX. “Today I felt as if the visit to the lab, must have never ended. For me this is just a wonderful programme. I learnt a lot”, said Laxmi Kumbhkar, a student of Std. IX.
“We learnt how to study science”, remarked the visiting students, Sanower Sana, Summaiya Perween and Saba Mehzaabeen. Md. Rafhat Zabeen , a student of Std. IX said,”The programme has been an eye opener for me. The interaction has driven me to think about my career.
My thoughts have now surely got a new dimension. I feel more inclined towards my future goals in life”. The students were delighted 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.
“I am happy to learn that the paint used in the rust free Howrah Bridge is a product of CSIR-NML. I barely knew this earlier”, said Sri Ramesh Kumbhakar, a student of Std. X. The programme has been designed to give the students an exposure to modern laboratory conditions and to develop a positive feeling towards science for a career prospect.
More than 146school and 15000 students visited the laboratory and participated in the programme since June 11, 2011.