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Jamshedpur, August 10 : A group of 59 students from Baldwin Farm Area School, Kadma accompanied by three teachers, Shadashiv Sahu, Uma Mahato and Sangita Dutta visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars in this morning under the Gigyasa programme, jointly collaborated by Ministry of HRD, Govt.of India and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with different working group.�
The programme was scheduled for a duration of three hours. It comprises brief up about CSIR and NML, documentary film show and laboratory visits. Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, delivered welcome address and brief up about the programme and discuss on the application of natural resources for making different types of metals and alloys. Also talked in detail, about NML and the function of various R&D division and how, they are helping in pursuing research for the benefit of industries in particular and common man in generals. Dr. A.K. Sahu, Sr. Technical Officer gave the vote of thanks.
Further, a laboratory visits was organized in two separate group to facilitate the students and faculties to observe the live R&D activities at Material Testing & Evaluation Divison.Analytical Chemistry Centre, Metal Extraction & Recycling Division and the NML Museum.
Satyam Tiwari, Std.XI was impressed and happy to visit NML and also surprised to see R&D infrastructure its contribution towards the development of nation. Rabindranath Murmu, Std.XI and Aditya Kumar also expressed their feeling in similar way.
Riya Singh, Std.XI were surprised to observed the contribution of CSIR through documentary film and expressed that the research and innovation of CSIR had pervaded almost all sectors like agriculture, pharmaceuticals, space, leathers, natural resources etc. AkankshaKumari has also expressed the same view.
Ankit Suren, Std.XI has expressed that first time know about the protection metals from rust and save the metals for further use as components in the various types of industries.
During the interactive session, number of students asked different questions on minerals, ores, origin of coal, the evolutionary history behind the formation of metal, metals forging, rolling, and heat treatment etc. Some students were shown curiosity to opt research field and asked, how NML and CSIR will help us and what are the procedure to pursue carrier in research and development area. Teachers and students has requested for their next visit to the laboratory to gain more knowledge. Teachers expressed their view and get satisfied to know about the consistent effort made by NML towards the development of the Nation.