Jamshedpur, April 28: A group of 58 students of Std. X from Baridih Public School accompanied by their teachers, Ekata Mishra and Jyoti Dubey visited CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur, and interacted with the scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of School- NML interactive program (SNIP) in collaboration with NASI, Jharkhand Chapter.
The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working groups.
The program was scheduled for three hours, which comprised of an overview of Indian Science and Technology, Documentary film show on CSIR and NML, visit to NML museum/ archive/ selective units of the laboratory to have an exposure of modern laboratory research environment. Dr. N. G. Goswami, chief scientist and adviser, NML, briefed about the program and discussed the significance and impact of science for the development of society in particular and India in general.
While Dr. Arvind Sinha, chairman, Jharkhand State Chapter of NSAI, and Head, IMDC, motivated students to pursue carrier in science, Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist briefed about the achievement and contribution of NML in the area of natural resources.
Anjali Kumari, a student of Std. X said, “Now I learnt about ores, metals; and how they are extracted and used.” Neha Sharma, a Std. X student said, �I came to know about the CSIR & NML and their contribution towards the society and impressed through the lecture delivered by the scientists.
Sumit Kumar Thakur expressed the similar view. Shobahn Kumar and Kumar Adiya were impressed to know about the contribution of NML in the area of electronic waste and recycling under the waste management and utilization program. Gaurav Kumar Mishra expressed that he is very motivated and inspired to attend the program and planned to pursue carrier in science.
The students expressed their excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit as well as interaction with the scientists and research scholars. In fact, they were thrilled while visiting the labs and looking at the practical set- ups. Kanisk Kumar said, “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.”
The students were delighted to know about the latest technologies displayed at museum pertaining to extraction of lean grade ore through the column flotation technology. Students and teachers were impressed and astonished to know about the Tata Steel and NML collaborated technology in the area of metal protection and conservation. A group of students and teachers were further visited at the Asia�s second largest creep testing lab, recycling lab and minutely observed the scientific activities.
Most of the students said that the interaction was very informative and brought a lot of motivation. Teachers and many students requested for their next visit to the lab for a deeper knowledge. All the teachers expressed their view and were satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors.