On the third day of its “One Week One lab” campaign, CSIR-IIP organized a half-day Jigyasa program for school students at its laboratory premises in Dehradun. The event’s objective was to teach the scientific temperament among school children. The program included interactive scientific presentations by the research scholars at CSIR-IIP.
Over 75 students from different schools in and around Dehradun participated in the event. The students from KV-IIP Dehradun, DAV Public School Dehradun, St. Kabeer Academy Dehradun, SGRR Public School, Nehrugram, Dehradun and NSS Doiwala Dehradun actively participated in various competitions arranged for the students. The competition was aimed at developing a scientific temperament among youngsters.
The program began with the introduction of the Jigyasa program by Dr Aarti, Pr. Scientist CSIR-IIP. Director CSIR-IIP Dr Anjan Ray, in his welcome address, motivated the students and emphasized the importance and significance of Science in our day-to-day life. He also addressed the issues of global warming and the measures to be taken to mitigate it by minimizing the overconsumption of energy. Citing various examples, Dr Ray stressed on reasonable consumption of energy and water resources. The conservation of water and energy is a necessity to save our future.