NITI Aayog: ‘Mentor India Campaign’ starts off with hiring leaders for Atal Tinkering Labs
NITI Aayog is looking for leaders who can spend anywhere between one to two hours every week in one or more such labs to enable students experience, learn and practice future skills.
In order to appoint learned leaders for nurturing and guiding students in the Atal Tinkering Labs, the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has recently launched the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building.
Till now, more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs have been established across the nation as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission.
Purpose of these labs:
These labs are meant to be non-prescriptive by nature, and mentors are expected to be enablers rather than instructors.
Details about the lab:
- This lab is named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee
- The vision of the scheme is to ‘Cultivate 1 Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’
- Also, these laboratories will provide young candidates with a creative work place for shaping their ideas by hands
- The aim of the these labs is to educate 10 lakh students as ‘Neoteric Innovations’
- All the students from classes 6 to 12 can be benefited from these labs.
Further, NITI Aayog is looking for leaders who can spend anywhere between one to two hours every week in one or more such labs to enable students experience, learn and practice future skills.
Statements given by Sugandh Sharma:
While speaking to TOI, CBSE additional director, Sugandh Sharma said, “The project is part of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). These laboratories will provide a work space to students and help them hone their innovation skills”
“The objectives of the scheme are to foster curiosity, creativity among students, to inculcate computational thinking, adaptive learning, and physical computing and to help students in understanding the basic concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by providing them an opportunity to work with tools and equipment.”