Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokriyal is all set to launch the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programmes called DHRUV. The programme will be launched from the Indian Space Research Organization Headquarter Bangalore today.
The programmes will cover Science and Performing Arts and will have 30 students from each area. The students will be from class 9 to 12 coming from private and public schools. The programmes which will continue for 14 days will be conducted with the 60 students and will have a valedictory ceremony on October 23, 2019. The initiative is called DHRUV after the ‘Pole Star’ while each student will be called DHRUVTARA.
The first batch of this innovative scheme will consist of students who are talented in areas from singing and dancing to mathematics and physics. The students are being selected on the bases of their performance in the National Talent Search Examinations, competitions etc and once these students are selected the ministry will conduct sessions to get these children mentored in their chosen fields.
Speaking about the programme Union HRD Minister said that the students will be mentored and nurtures by the experts from the different areas at the centre of excellence across the country to make them reach their full potential. The scheme is set to be extended to other fields including creative writing as well.
The scheme will help in sharpening the innovative imagination skills of the students along with their knowledge. The scheme will help the students to contribute to bringing in solutions to the socio-economic, environmental and political issued currently faced by the country.
The minister also added that after receiving the training these students will be capable to contribute and provide solutions to climate change.
The Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister - Professor K Vijay Raghavan and the ISRO Chairman - K Sivan will participate in the event. Another distinguished guest to grace the occasion includes Wd. Cgr. Rakesh Sharma, AC the first Indian Citizen to enter space.