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'VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN 2020-21 LAUNCHED

'VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN 2020-21 LAUNCHED

Context

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched 'Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2020-21.

Details about Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan

  • It is a national programme for popularizing science among school students of Class 6th to 11th.
  •  It was conceptualized to identify the bright minds with a scientific aptitude among the student community.
  • It is an initiative of Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar which is an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

About NCERT

  • It is an organisation set up in 1961 to assist and advise the central and state governments on academic matters related to school education.
  • Its objective is to undertake, promote and coordinate research in areas related to school education, to prepare and publish model textbooks, supplementary material, newsletters, journals and to develop educational kits, multimedia digital materials, etc.

About Vigyan Prasar

  • It is a national institute for science and technology communication established in 1989 under the Department of Science and Technology.
  • It promotes and propagates a scientific and rational outlook in society, nurtures interest in science, encourages creativity and develops capacity for informed decision making.

About Vijana Bharati

  • It is a national movement for the propagation and popularization of Science & Technology among students and masses.
  • It promotes scientific contributions made by India in ancient times as well as now.

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