Naeem Akhtar flags off students’ exposure visit to ISRO

KL News Network

Jammu

Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, and Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi, Monday flagged off an exposure visit of 44 students for Space Application Centre (SAC) at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) under Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyaan component of Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyaan (RMSA).

Naeem Akhtar, while interacting with the students, appreciated their keenness for knowledge and asked them to optimally utilize this educative tour to enlighten themselves with latest happenings and achievements in the field. He said that it is the endeavor of present dispensation to organize such exposure visits for state’s students with an objective to broaden their vision for a brighter future. Visits to institutes of repute such as ISRO, IITs, IIMs will enable the students to see the places of historical importance for better understanding of the cultural heritage of the country, he added.

Priya Sethi also interacted with the students and complemented the RMSA team for according equal representation to all the three regions with taking 24 students from Kashmir division with participation from both Kargil and Leh and 20 from Jammu division.

Under the scheme, about 2500 students of the state are being sent by the RMSA to various cities of the country for visits to Institutions of excellence and places of prominence.

State Project Director, RMSA/SSA, Saugat Biswas, informed that the idea behind the scheme is to foster scientific temper, as well as expose the students to various career options available to them across the country.

This tour has been organized with support from the Inspire team of SMVDU, Katra led by Dr Sunil Wanchoo.

During the tour, the students will also visit the IIM – Ahmadabad, the National Institute of Design and Gandhi Ashram.

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