Union HRD Minister to launch Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme- ‘DHRUV’

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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will launch the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme- ‘DHRUV’ from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Headquarters at Bengaluru on Thursday.

The objective of the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme would be to allow talented students to realize their full potential and contribute to society. Chairman, ISRO, Dr K Sivan; First Indian citizen to enter into space, Wing Cdr. Rakesh Sharma, AC (Retd.) and Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India, Professor K Vijay Raghavan will be the guests of Honour on the occasion.

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme is being started to identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. He further said that in centres of excellence across the country, gifted children will be mentored and nurtured by renowned experts in different areas, so that they can reach their full potential. It is expected that many of the students selected will reach the highest levels in their chosen fields and bring laurels to their community, State and Nation, he added.

The HRD Minister said that this kind of programmes will make India a better place for innovation. The new innovators will be helpful for the Nation to achieve the target of 5 Trillion Dollar economy in stipulated time.

Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy Rina Ray and other senior officials of the Ministry, Department of Science &Technology, Ministry of Culture and Niti Aayog will also be present on the occasion.