Mr. Aditya Prasad Padhi flagged off mobile school & community science
laboratories for 5 blocks of southern Odisha.
started towards the respective blocks from secretariat premises. Replying to
media query on the occasion, Mr. Padhi said this initiative has been started by
Govt of Odisha in collaboration with TCS foundation and Tata Trusts. The
initiative aims at creating an environment of learning excellence in south
Odisha through multi-stake holder engagement including community, school,
teachers and students.
A total number
of 5 mobile labs were inaugurated by the Chief Secretary. Mr. Anubhav
Pattaniak, MLA, Khandpada, Mrs. Ranjana Chopra, Secretary School & Mass
Education, Mr. Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh Secretary Panchayati Raj, Dr Pramod Kumar
Meherda Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Mr. Vir Vikram Yadav, Secretary
Science & Technology joined the occasion as guests of honor.
guests Mr. Jitendra Nayak, Regional Manager, Tata Trust said that these 5
vehicles would cover 5 blocks in southern Odisha namely Muniguda,
Bissamcuttack, Thuamul Rampur, Lanjigarh and Kothgarh. The vehicles were designed
as multi-purpose mobile labs and they would cover all primary and secondary
schools in these blocks.
data show, around 25,000 students of 250 elementary and secondary schools would
get exciting learning experiences through these vehicles. The vehicles are
equipped with equipments, application models and charts as per the curricular
needs of the schools. They also carry all audio-visual apparatus like TV,
Projector, Audio amplifier, solar power back-ups, etc to support science and
math learning through audio-visual communication and simulation experiments.
The vehicles have been fitted with GPS trackers to provide real time data on
movement of the labs. The NGOs, teachers and community members have been tagged
up with the programme to make it broad based and outcome oriented.
S. Mahapatara, General Manager TCS, Mr. Manoj Panda of TCS along with other
dignitaries and senior officers from Govt of Odisha participated in the