Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar felicitated National Science Talents of the Year 2016-17 in New Delhi today. The winners were awarded with mementoes and certificates by the Minister
Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) jointly with Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous institution under Department of Science & Technology and National Council of Education and Research Training (NCERT), Ministry of Human Resource Development organized the National Science Talent Search for Future India Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) across the country
As many as 1.4 lakh students from 1,472 schools from all the 29 states and 5 union territories from class VI-XI participated in the exam. Out of this 2,400 students were declared as state level winners. Through 20 camps 264 students were selected as National level winners from 2,400 students.
These 264 students then underwent a two-day national camp at IIT Delhi, under an academic committee of eminent scientists after which 18 students were selected as national science talents of the year named as HIMALAYANS.
One of the major objectives of the programme is to increase students’ affinity towards science and encourage them to take science as their future career.
VIBHA published two books namely Biography of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Indian contributions to Science from Tradition to Modern as the study material for the enrolled students of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan.
The Minister told the students to follow their passion. “Unless we don’t follow our passion we don’t reach the destination we want in life,” he remarked. “Talent, dedication, determination to work hard and discipline is the key to the success,” he added.
He also congratulated the proud parents of the students and asked them to motivate their children for their bright future.