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Project ‘Future Shandar’ for school students launched at Mangaldai
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 MANGALDAI, July 11 - A project under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India titled, ‘Future Shandar (Beautiful Future)’ aiming at bringing awareness on impact of technologies in the year 2030 for students in government middle schools in the seven aspirational districts of Assam, including Darrang, was launched at Mangaldai on Monday.

In this connection, a public function was organised at the auditorium of Youth Club where several senior officials of the Central and State governments as well as office bearers of the implementing non-government organisation, Hasel Free Foundation, teachers, officials of the district Education department and SSA were present.

Speaking on the occasion as the guest of honour, Dr Rajiv Sarma from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India explained how the ICPS (Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical System) division of the Ministry under its National Mission has given emphasis on promoting scientific temperament and creativity among the students right from the middle school standard through such projects for which an amount of nearly Rs 3660 crore has been earmarked.

Addressing the audience, Dr Nadadur Janardan of Hasel Free Foundation underlined the importance of the project that provides our future generation the chance to explore the fast changing environment of technologies, and thus, develop themselves as efficient professionals or entrepreneurs.

He also gave a brief account on its network coverage extending to more than 900 government-run schools in altogether 10 aspirational districts of the North East, including seven from Assam, and covering over 2 lakh students.

The inaugural session, which ended with the vote of thanks from Dr Jowahira Tabossom, was earlier witnessed keynote address on aspirational district programmes presented by Samser Singh, Managing Director, SSA, Assam and welcome address by Deputy Commissioner, Darrang, Ghanshyam Dass.

A group of students from JNV, Darrang also presented a creative dance on the theme song of the project. The inaugural session was followed by a preliminary training session for teachers from selected schools of the district.

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