Jamshedpur : A batch of 50 students of Std. VII to IX from Buddha Academy School, Mango accompanied by its director Krishna Behra, Trustee of Academy Ms Lalita Pradhan and two teachers – M.S. Gorai and L.K. Mahato visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with the scientists and research fellows this morning under the aegis of Faculty Training and Motivation and Adoption of Schools, sponsored by CSIR-HRG, New Delhi.
The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working groups. Most of the students were of the view that visit to the laboratory gave them a brief idea of how one can plan and get prepared to take further course after they pass out Board exam.
Dr. N. G. Goswami, Chief Scientist and Coordinator of the programme, motivated the students explaining about the importance of science learning by citing lively examples related to day to day life activities and how it can change our life, environment and society.
Puja Kumari Ojha, a student said, “The visit to the lab gave me a brief idea of India’s bright scientific history.
The presentation on CSIR and NML was very fascinating and motivating. We got to know the entire functioning in CSIR ranging from drug research- aerospace- genetic engineering- agro & food- ecology & environment- mining, minerals & metals-health care- rural development- leather industry to almost I believe everywhere”.
Another student Ajay Nayek said, “What I loved the most is the way the things about science and future career prospect were explained. It was truly remarkable”.
Madhu Kumari, another student said, “Visit to the laboratory gave us a real picture that how science and technology works hand in hand for the benefit of the common mass “.
The students were happy to learn about the various CSIR products being marketed today all over India, for example Swaraj tractor, Amul baby food, Asmon (drug for Asthama), Saheli, E-Mal (malarial drug), leather goods, supercomputer, precious metals, agroproducts, etc.
“The programme was an eye opener for me. I am deeply motivated”, said Puja Padhi a student, after the visit.”The interaction has helped me to understand science in a better way.
Rather, now I want to pursue science in a more meaningful way. I feel more inclined towards my future goals in life”, Sri Akash Kr. Singh.
The programme was scheduled for four hours which comprised of an overview of Indian Science and Technology, motivational video clippings on science, Documentary film show on CSIR and NML, practical demonstrations, lively discussion, visit around the selective units of the laboratory/NML Museum/ Archive.