Jamshedpur : A total of 55 students (Standard X) from Loyola High School, Jamshedpur accompanied by two teachers K Sudha Rao and Jyoti Srivastava visited the CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur. Students expressed their excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit as well as interaction with the scientists.
Shreya Upadhyay, a student said, “We loved to know CSIR-NML’s contribution towards our day to day needed materials. I did not know “Sahahli”, “SARAS”, “Swaraj Tractor” – are CSIR products. Even the Amul MilK!” Another student GV Nikhil, said, “Now, I learnt about different ores, metals; and how they are extracted and find use”.
Indranil Sen a student added, “I came to know about magnificent contribution of CSIR-NML, namely – the preparation of pig iron, deep sea mining, recycling of waste materials, manufacturing of bio-compatible products, commercial use of barites, lime stone, magnesium and many more elements.
” Satyam Anand a student commented, “The visit taught me to look at things differently and science from a new dimension”. Namrata Singh a student added, “We were exposed to a huge ocean of knowledge, otherwise we would have been deprived of such wisdom”. Thanks to CSIR-NML.” Similar are the feelings of the teacher, Jyoti Srivastava, who pleaded for the visit of her next batch of student.
It may be mentioned here that National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), a constituent wing of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India has launched School-NML Interactive Programme (SNIP) for last three and half years and more than 15000 students took the benefits.
Under this programme Students visits on every Friday at 10 AM to NML. The programme has been designed to give them an exposure on the modern laboratory working conditions and to have a feel for science as a career advancement prospect.
The visit includes a batch of 50 to 60 students (Std. VIII to X) accompanied by one to two teachers. The registration is done on first come first serve basis for every Friday visit.