A mobile science laboratory scheme has been launched by the Odisha government for five backward blocks of southern Odisha to take applied science at the doorsteps of the students. The objective of this initiative is to create an environment of learning excellence in south Odisha through multi-stake holder engagement including community, school, teachers and students.
Chief Secretary A P Padhi flagging off the mobile school and community science laboratories said, ''This initiative has been started by the state government in collaboration with TCS foundation and Tata Trusts.''
Jitendra Nayak, Regional Manager of Tata Trust said these vehicles would cover Muniguda, Bissamcuttack, Thuamul Rampur, Lanjigarh and Kothgarh blocks. The vehicles are designed as multi-purpose mobile labs and they would cover all primary and secondary schools in these blocks.
The NGOs, teachers and community members have been tagged with the programme to make it broad based and outcome oriented, Padhi said.
inputs from PTI