Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam former President of India launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) on 9th July 2015. The mission was to ensure that every child from 6-18 years of age is keen towards learning Science, and Mathematics and use of technology over the period. It aims to create a sense of curiosity among the children, encourage those who have talent in these particular fields and support them until the end.
RAA wishes to leverage the learning potential of students beyond the classroom walls and explore the opportunities in the field of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. It would ensure that learning takes place both within the school and outside school by providing them with knowledge apart from just textbooks and curriculum. Also with the span of time, it is looking forward to covering all government schools, Kasturba Gandhi Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and Navoday Vidyalaya.
Under the RAA government, Schools will be mentored by Higher Education reputed Institutions such as IIT's and IIM's that would provide quality learning, innovative ideas, technological implementation, Student visits, etc to ensure that these programs bring about a sense of passion among students in Science and Technology.
Integrated scheme for School Education – Samagra Shiksha provided by RAA, Schools will be given the opportunity to conduct Science Exhibition, Quiz competition, Book Fair, etc.
Students will be taken for visits to Higher Education Institutions, participation in Science and Maths Olympiad at all levels, Establishment of model Science Laboratories, use of various teaching tools and equipment along with Digital models with the best use of technology to learn Science and Mathematics will be made available to them. Along with this RAA is also looking to nurture Student's club on Science, Maths, and Technology.
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