Jamshedpur: Stateís first Atal Tinkering Laboratory was inaugurated at DBMS School campus on Thursday. Anand Sen, president, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel inaugurated the new venture. The lab is designed to inculcate skills such as design mind set, computational thinking, adaptive learning etc., to be in synch with the global scenario.
With a vision to cultivate one million child innovators in India, Atal Innovation Mission by NITI Aayog and Government of India envisaged a novel programme – establishment of Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools across the country. There were about 13,000 applications received from all over the country. After the screening process 535 schools were shortlisted for the second round which was held at six different centres. Finally 257 schools were selected for establishing the Atal Tinkering Laboratories with the support of the NITI Aayog.
B. Chandrashekhar, Jt. chairperson, D. B. M. S. Board of Trustees elaborated on the future plans for the Atal Tinkering Lab. They said they were proud of being one of the schools selected under the Atal Innovation Mission wherein the Union Government would provide support for modern labs for taking up research-related activities.
The Chief Guest Anand Sen congratulated the school and wished the students many happy hours of tinkering. He went round saw the models made by the students and interacted with them. He gave various tips to the students.
An official of DBMS said that the lab is an approach of Central government of India to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation, creativity amongst Indian Students. It is a step towards a new India.
ATL lab would teach students essential 21st-century skills which will help them in developing their professional and personal skills. Skilled India is the need of the hour and each step taken this dream should be welcomed and we should work towards it together for a better India.