JIGYASA Program at CSIR-IMMT on World Youth Skills Day 2022 – Odisha Journal

Bhubaneswar: World Youth Skills Day was celebrated by JIGYASA Team at CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology on July 15, 2022 in association with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. from India. 43 students and 9 teachers from 7 schools in Odisha participated in the program. CSIR-IMMT scientists demonstrated advanced research setups and facilities to school children and teachers. They also visited the JIGYASA Medicinal and Aromatic Garden which is a unique facility created in the city. A specially designed hands-on training program using electronic circuit components and modules was organized for the students. Ten schools with ATL laboratories have been adopted by the CSIR-IMMT for handholding. Out of 10 adopted schools, Govt. High School, IRC Village, Bhubaneswar, Kendriya Vidyalaya No-4, Bhubaneswar, Jawahar Vidyapitha, Pipli, Sainik School, Bhubaneswar, Panchayat Raj High School, Kanapura, Capital High School, Unit-3, Bhubaneswar, BB High School, Dhenkanal participated in the program. Dr. Santosh Kumar Behera, Senior Scientist, coordinated the program. Other Scientists Dr Bhagyadhar Bhoi, Dr BS Jena, Dr AK Sahoo, Dr DS. Rao, Dr Satyajit Rath, Dr Ashutosh Rath, Dr Bikash Kumar Jena, Dr Nilotpala Pradhan, Dr Umakanta Subudhi, Dr Alok Tripathy helped organize the program and also interacted with students and teachers. The visit to JIGYASA Garden was coordinated by Mr. Bibhudatta Pradhan. Sophisticated instruments were presented by Mr. Ajit Dash, Mr. Debadatta Sahoo and Ms. Swagatika Mohanty. Prof. S. Basu, Director of CSIR-IMMT explained that Indian students at a young age need skills to demonstrate their innovative ideas. To make our young generation more skillful, the JIGYASA team at IMMT organized this World Youth Skills Day 2022. JIGYASA Nodal Scientist Dr. Debi Prasad Das led the hands-on training and encouraged the students to develop models and prototypes to solve societal problems. All the teachers said that these programs are very useful for their students. Participating schools have Atal Tinkering Labs with funding received from Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. from India. JIGYASA is a scientific social responsibility program of CSIR where the emphasis is to have more connection activities between scientists and students.

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