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NML endeavours to inculcate scientific temperament among youths

Jamshedpur, Sept. 18: A group of 51 students of Std.VIII to X from Vikas Vidyalaya (10+2) accompanied by two teachers, Mr. Ganesh Yadav and Mrs.Neha Singh 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 briefed about the programme & discussed the significance and impact of science for the development of society in particular and India in general.

Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist also discussed about the programme and gave an overview of CSIR contribution in different branches of Science & Technology and contributions 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.

PriyankaKumari, a student of Std.X said,” now I learnt about ores, metals; and how they are extracted and used”. Janhavi 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.

Mr.Anvi Singh expressed the similar view. Ayushi Singh and Ms Pritika Rajak were impressed to know about the contribution of NML in the area of Electronic Waste and recycling under the waste management & Utilization Programme. Arifa Tahseen and Mr. Sanjay Dutta 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.Vivek Kumar Parsad 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 to know about the Tata Steel and NML jointly 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.

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