Jamshedpur : A batch of 80 students of Std. X. from Motilal Nehru Public School, Sakchi, Jamshedpur accompanied by their teachers Sushma Singh, Sunita Majumdar and Pramod Srivastava visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory under the aegis of School-NML Interactive Programme (SNIP) today and interacted with the scientists and research scholars.
The students were 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 hours.
Dr. N.G. Goswami, Chief Scientist, NML and Co-ordinator of the programme cited various examples from day to day life and explained the students about the science behind them. He also gave an overview of how things becomes easier and simpler to understand when co-related with the ongoing day to day activities.
The students were happy 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.
The students were deeply moved to know that even the steel giant companies like Tata Steel, Jindal Steel and Essar steel are also helped by CSIR-NML. They were fascinated to learn about the preparation of steel, deep sea mining, recycling of waste materials, manufacturing of bio compatible products, commercial use of lime stone, magnesium and many more elements in the laboratory.
The students were delighted to know about the CSIR products being marketed all over India like Amul Baby food, Swaraj Tractor, Asmon (drug for asthma), Saheli, E-mal (drug for malaria), leather goods, super computer, precious metals, agro products and many more.
Most of the students were happy to express how visit to the lab helped in improving their attitude towards science and felt that the entire programme was an eye opener from a career prospect .