Jamshedpur, Sept. 24: A group of 60 students of Std. XII from Church School, Beldih accompanied by their teachers, Geetanjali Dev Sharma.
Harpreet Kaur and Bhawana visited CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur and interacted with the scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of School- NML interactive programme (SNIP) in collaboration with NASI, Jharkhand Chapter. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working groups.
The programme 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, Co-ordinator of the programme briefed about the programme & highlighted on 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 career in science and discussed about role of NSAI and its contributions towards the development of science in India. Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist talked about the programme and gave an overview of CSIR contribution in different branches of Science & Technology.
He focused on the contribution of CSIR-NML in the area of minerals, metals, metallurgy, and materials Science. Value and impact of natural resource like minerals, rocks, and its application in the economic prosperity of country.
Ms. K.Kritika Rao, a student of Std. X said,” Now I learnt about ores, metals; and how they are extracted and used”.
Ms. Neha Sharma, a Std. XII 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. Md. Sabahat Zama expressed the similar view.
Ms. Jaya Sharma , Ms Aisha Hasan and Ankit Jha were impressed to know about the contribution of NML in the area of Electronic Waste and recycling under the waste management & Utilization Programme. Ms. Badoli Murmu expressed that ‘he is very much motivated and inspired to attend the programme and planned to pursue career 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. Mr. Mohit Kumar said, “I came to know about new things here like India’s first Super computer PARAM designed by CSIR in 1986, pesticide used for crops 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 jointly collaborated technology in the area of metal protection and conservation.
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.