Jamshedpur, March 2: Jharkhand’s first Science Park has been set up with joint effort of JUSCO, Tata Steel, JEM Foundation and SVYM (Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement) at JUSCO School, South Park.
The Park was inaugurated by D. K. Mehrotra, Director, Tata Steel, along with Mrs Sunita Mehrotra and Ashish Mathur, MD, JUSCO on Thursday, March 2.
This is JUSCO’s contribution to develop the scientific temper of the city. The objective of this park to help school children learn the basic principles of science in an experiential way.
The park has several apparatus and models which work on different principles of science. The children while working on this apparatus get to see for themselves how the principles of science work.
This way the children will get a much better conceptual understanding of the principles and its applications. It is aimed at evoking their curiosity by challenging them to find answers by exploring the principles demonstrated by the apparatus.
This method of learning will be far more enjoyable and also more effective than the traditional text book method of learning.
The idea of Science Park was conceived by Ashish Mathur, MD, JUSCO and was executed by Neeraj Kumar Singh, Chief DM (Civil Maintenance), JUSCO and his team.
The Science Park is spread over an area of approx. 45000 sq mtr and almost 90% of the items displayed inside the science park is made from scrap iron and steel materials.
JUSCO has developed this Park as its CSR initiative which shall be accessible to the children of Jamshedpur at large. A lot of effort and struggle has gone into putting these models together and more importantly in making them work, added Ashish Mathur.
The Science Park will be accessible to school children across the city. During the inauguration the models were explained and demonstrated by the children of the three JUSCO schools.
The inauguration was also graced by senior leaders from Tata Steel and JUSCO, and the Principals from several schools of the city. Dignitaries present during the inauguration were Rajiv Singhal, VP (Raw Materials), Tata Steel, R Ravi Prasad, President, TWU, Mrs Sreemanti Sen, Deepak Kamath, Sr GM (SS), JUSCO, Capt. Dhananjay Mishra, Sr GM (JTO), JUSCO, A F Madon, Administrator, JEM Foundation, Mrs Shobna De, Principal, JUSCO School, South Park, etc.
JUSCO believes that through this Science Park, the minds of the school children can be ignited towards the pursuit of science and maybe even create some more C V Ramans and Abdul Kalams!