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Govt to set up Science Museums across country

29 September 2021 | News

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research signs MoU with the National Council of Science Museums

Image Credit: PIB

Image Credit: PIB

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM). The MoU aims at setting up Science Museums at select CSIR Laboratories to promote scientific curiosity and awareness among the common people across all sections of society.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the government will be setting up science museums across the country to promote scientific temper, particularly among children and the younger generation. 

Dr Jitendra Singh called for imbibing scientific thinking to face the challenges of 21st Century. He said, the recent pandemic has emphasized the importance of increasing awareness of society for science and scientific thinking.

Dr Singh added, while CSIR has tied up with KendriyaVidyalayas and NavodayaVidyalayas and Atal Tinkering Labs Schools of NitiAayog, it must reach out to the remote areas and schools. He said use of digital means and the virtual labs of CSIR and the mobile science museums of NCSM will be very complementary and valuable.

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