Jamshedpur : A group of 35 science students of NML Kerala Public School, Agrico, Jamshedpur accompanied by two teachers Madhumita Banerjee and Asha Kumari visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur and interacted with the working scientists and research fellows under the aegis of faculty training and motivation, adoption of schools by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur sponsored by HRDG, CSIR, New Delhi.
Giving an overview of Indian Science & Technology and while motivating the students, Chief Scientist and Co-ordinator of the programme, Dr. N.G. Goswami said, “Science needs critical observations with reference to a phenomenon or an object not necessarily always a sophisticated laboratory in the initial stage. However, research is a systematic approach to a problem. We should learn to question ourself to unearth about the actual underlying of truth”.
The students were also very thrilled to see the various lab facilities and available expertise at the laboratory. The students were attentive throughout the session which comprised of presentations, lively discussions, scientific documentary film show and practical demonstrations. The entire programme was scheduled for three and a half hours.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the laboratory and realized lots of new scientific facts. I look forward to visit again”, said Anjali Sharma, a student of Std. VIII.
“Visit to the laboratory has been an opportunity of a lifetime for me. I cannot express in words what I feel after the visit. All I want to say that, It’s just an outstanding programme .Thanks to NML for such a noble venture”, said Gaurav Dutta, a student of Std. VIII.
“Today I felt as if the visit to the lab, must have never ended. For me this is just a wonderful programme. I learnt a lot”, said Nitesh Kumar, a student of Std. VIII.
“We learnt how to study science”, remarked the visiting students, Puja Kumari, Anmol Kumar, and Raj Bagti.
Nikki Kumari Shrivas, a student of Std. VIII said,”The programme has been an eye opener for me. The interaction has driven me to think about my career. My thoughts have now surely got a new dimension. I feel more inclined towards my future goals in life”.
The students were delighted to learn about the innumerable contribution of CSIR like laying the foundation of R&D in the country; efforts in making the country self sufficient in key sectors ; providing solution to many basic nagging problems and CSIR activities spread over a wide spectrum of S&T from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology.