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NEW DELHI, February 26: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today called for research, mentorship and support for innovation startups and emphasized creating a ecosystem of startups based on science and technology.
The Minister was speaking after announcing the winners of the National Scientific Creativity Competition organized by CSIR “CSIR Jigyasa Vigyan Mahotsav 2022” to celebrate India’s 75 years of independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Dr. Jitendra Singh urged the CSIR Jigyasa team to continue mentoring the students to lay a strong foundation for Roadmap 2047 and help India solve the various challenges and make it a global leader . He said it is essential to engage the future generation of scientists and technologists and to showcase science, technology and innovation from all regions of our country.
Dr. Jitendra Singh expressed satisfaction that CSIR Jigyasa Vigyan Mahotsav 2022, launched on January 3, 2022, has reached over 20,000 students through Bootcamps across the country. He said 7 Bootcamps with futuristic themes in areas such as energy, health, artificial intelligence, climate change, water conservation, disaster mitigation and agri-tech have were organized where science experts could communicate to students some of the contemporary issues we face that need greater awareness and S&T-based solutions.
CSIR brought together various artists, animators, app developers, and more. and held bootcamps on content development such as comics, sci-fi, videos, infographics, app development, animations, etc., the minister said. These bootcamps enabled students to understand scientific concepts and stimulate their thinking and approach, he added.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said CSIR Virtual Lab was the next logical step to inculcate scientific temperament, and it was also a direction of Indian Prime Minister during the CSIR society meeting held on February 14, 2020 to bring science further to all segments of students. in all corners of the country. Recalling the launch of the CSIR Virtual Lab platform on November 22, 2021 and also interacting with some of the students who have benefited from the Jigayasa program, the Minister said that the CSIR Virtual Lab platform developed with IIT Bombay has proves very helpful for students to engage with science concepts in a fun and creative way.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said CSIR Jigyasa has become a flagship outreach program of CSIR with great connection with students across India. He said not only have students physically visited CSIR labs and interacted with students, but even during the pandemic, students can connect with scientists and engage scientifically through webinars. The minister was pleased to note that the CSIR Jigyasa program implemented from 2017 has benefited over 4 lakh students across the country.
Dr Jitendra Singh said the combination of science, creativity and ideas is a step towards the future vision of the country as we plan for 2047. He praised the role of CSIR in engaging and providing information on the development of creative content based on scientific concepts. . The minister also promised that the content developed by the students will also be showcased on the virtual CSIR Jigyasa platform and other social media platforms to motivate fellow students.
Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that this week from February 22, 2022 to February 28 is celebrated as the emblematic week of the Ministry of Science and Technology under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav. All scientific departments actively participate in it. Jigyasa Vigyan Mahostav is also part of this celebration.
Dr. Jitendra Singh awarded the grand prize of Rs One Lakh to three students Mohammed Hisam, Shruti Nimbali and Sanchi Bansal for the CSIR National Science Creativity Competition held in Hindi and English. 75 winners from across the country have been chosen for the awards as part of the celebration of India’s 75 years of independence. The children were rigorously assessed for their creativity; innovative ideas; ability to tell stories; message transmitted ; general aesthetics; think outside the box; usability or applicability in the case of applications/videos/animations.
CSIR Managing Director Dr. Shekhar C. Mande said CSIR Laboratories organized this event and developed strong partnership and engagement with IIT Bombay, My Gov, Kendriya Vidyalays, Navodaya Vidyalays and Atal Innovation Mission, MHRD and others.

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