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Encouraging Science: 10 Uttarakhand schools selected for Atal Tinkering Lab scheme

In order to inculcate a sense of curiosity and wonder, the NITI Aayog has selected 10 schools from Uttarakhand, where laboratories pertaining to practical aspects of science and technology will be developed. These laboratories will be started under the ambitious Atal Tinkering Lab scheme. Under this scheme, the selected schools will be provided funds worth Rs. 12 lakh spread over a period of 5 years for the maintenance of the innovation laboratory. The aim of this scheme is to create interest towards science in the young minds.

Upon NITI Aayog’s request, various schools in Uttarakhand sent proposals for the Atal Tinkering Lab scheme. Ten schools have been selected from Uttarakhand. GIC and GGIC are the two government schools selected from Kotdwar along with Government Inter College from Champawat. Apart from that, Doon Global School, Jaycees Public School, Universal Convent Senior Secondary School, Kendra Vidyalaya No. 2 (SOI), Kendra Vidyalaya (ONGC), Kendra Vidyalaya (Birpur) and LASRC Middle School are the remaining seven schools selected for the scheme.

What is Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)?

Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) is an initiative started by Government of India under Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to instill scientific temperament, innovation and creativity among Indian students. It is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas with a do-it-yourself approach as well as learn new innovative skills.  Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Inputs from Amar Ujala

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