Center to establish science museums across country, says Jitendra Singh
Update: Sep 30, 2021 6:03 AM STI
New Delhi [India], Sep 30 (ANI): In an effort to promote scientific temperament among children and youth, the central government will establish science museums across the country, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Council of Science Museums (HMCS) was signed in the presence of Jitendra Singh and Minister of Culture, Tourism and DoNER G Kishan Reddy.
Singh said the MoU is a step in that direction and will create a new chapter in the history of communication and science dissemination.
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the MoU aims to establish science museums in certain CSIR laboratories in order to promote scientific curiosity and awareness among citizens from all walks of life.
Addressing the program, Singh said that CSIR’s new initiative in setting up virtual labs in partnership with IIT-Bombay for students is very commendable. He also welcomed the decision of the CSIR and HMCS to create a museum within the NPL to showcase the technologies and interventions developed by the CSIR over the past eight decades.
He stressed that museums should not be static but should be dynamic and engaging and should emerge as crucibles of innovation and we should tap into the curiosity and enthusiasm of students and young people.
The Union Minister further said that although the CSIR has linked up with Niti Aayog’s Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas and Atal Tinkering Labs schools, it must reach out to remote areas and schools.
G Kishan Reddy said, “Globally, it is recognized that science centers play an important role in complementing science education in the country and creating a culture of science and technology and developing the scientific temperament among masses and young people in particular “.
He also pointed out that it is also the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said that students must move forward with the “21st century skills”, which he cited as the 5Cs of the 21st century. . These are critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, curiosity and communication. (ANI)