Jamshedpur : A batch of 43 students of Std.XII from St. Joseph’s Convent High School ,Mosabani accompanied by three teachers – Mitali Nath ,Shibani Nayak l, and Mr.K.Dutta visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with the scientists and research fellows this morning under the aegis of Faculty Training and Motivation and Adoption of Schools, sponsored by CSIR-HRG, New Delhi.
The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working groups. Most of the students were of the view that visit to the laboratory gave them a brief idea of how one can plan and get prepared to take further course after they pass out 10+2 exam.
Ankit Nandy, a student said, “The visit to the lab gave me a brief idea of India’s bright scientific history. The presentation on CSIR and NML was very fascinating and motivating. We got to know the entire functioning in CSIR ranging from drug research- aerospace- genetic engineering- agro & food- ecology & environment- mining, minerals & metals-health care- rural development- leather industry to almost I believe everywhere”.
Another student Siddharth Majhi said, “What I loved the most is the way the things about science and future career prospect were explained. It was truly remarkable”.
S. Sangeeta Kumari, another student said, “Visit to the laboratory gave us a real picture that how science and technology works hand in hand for the benefit of the common mass. The work done by CSIR on whole and NML in particular is highly commendable”.
The students were happy to learn about the various CSIR products being marketed today all over India, for example Swaraj tractor, Amul baby food, Asmon (drug for Asthama), Saheli, E-Mal (malarial drug), leather goods, supercomputer, precious metals, agroproducts, etc. “The programme was an eye opener for me.
I am deeply motivated”, said Ms.Manisha Das, a student, after the visit.”The interaction has helped me to understand science in a better way. Rather, now I want to pursue science in a more meaningful way. I feel more inclined towards my future goals in life “, Ms Harshika Gupta.
D N. G. Goswami, Chief Scientist and Coordinator of the programme, motivated the students explaining about the importance of science learning by citing lively examples related to day to day life activities and how it can change our life, environment and society.
The programme was scheduled for four hours which comprised of an overview of Indian Science and Technology, motivational video clippings on science, Documentary film show on CSIR and NML, practical demonstrations, lively discussion, visit around the selective units of the laboratory/NML Museum/ Archive.