Mysuru, December 3:- “Jigysasa” is one of the major initiatives taken up by CSIR at the national level for further widening and deepening its Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) in collaboration with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathans (KVS). The programme focusses on connecting school students and scientists to inculcate the culture of scientific thinking in children at the school level. Starting from the current year, such programmes are held for students from Navodaya and Government Schools along with KVs.
As part of Jigysasa programme held on November 27-28, 83 students and 10 teachers from schools, GHS -Vontikoppal, GHS – Vinayakanagara and GHS – Maharaja High School of Mysuru participated.
Food processing demonstrations and a visit to various pilot plants, and sophisticated instrumentation facility were also arranged as part of the programme. Identification of various food adulterants with a kit developed by CFTRI gave an opportunity for students to understand the importance of food safety to health and well being of the society.
Further, simple and interesting experiments of microbiology, chromatography and recombinant DNA technology were shown during practical sessions. Dr R Subramanian, chief scientist, CSIR-CFTRI, presided over the valedictory function.
CSIR- CFTRI has been conducting such student-scientist connect programme since 2017 for the students and teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and other Government Schools from Mysuru and neighbouring districts. (MR)