HRD Minister Launches Innovative Learning Programme ‘DHRUV’ For Students

Bhubaneswar: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme-DHRUV from the premises of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Headquarters at Bengaluru.

The new Programme DHRUV ’will act as a platform to explore the talent of meritorious students and help them achieve excellence in their specific areas of interest including science, performing arts, creative writing, etc.

The 60 selected talented children along with students of KVS also witnessed the launch of the DHRUV programme. The students also interacted with HRD Minister, ISRO chief K Sivan and Shri Rakesh Sharma and inquired about the experiences of their life as well as their struggles in achieving success.

The Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme has been started to identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. In centres of excellence across the country, gifted children will be mentored and nurtured by renowned experts in different areas, so that they can reach their full potential. It is expected that many of the students selected will reach the highest levels in their chosen fields and bring laurels to their community, State and Nation.

“This programme will prove to be a turning point for the students as well as the society, and it is through their achievements that the world will know ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Hamara’. We have included students of performing arts along with students of science, since performing arts have a great power to move ideas and people. With children drawn from all over the country, the DHRUV programme reflects the true spirit of EK Bharat Shreshth Bharat,” said HRD Minister.

Not only this, the students will now act as a beacon for the 33 crore students in the country and lay down a unique path for them to follow. He lauded the initiatives taken by the Government under the guidance of Prime Minister’s Vision such as Make In India, Start up In India, Skill India, Digital India and several others which will make the country a world leader.

While addressing the gathering, Dr.Sivan said that each selected student will be christened as Dhruv Tara and expressed happiness that the flagship programme has been inaugurated at ISRO Headquarters which will provide a source of inspiration to the young minds. Quoting example of India’s Space programme Dr. Sivan said the programme has reached unexpected heights due to the talented and bright young minds over the last 60 years and the Dhruv Taras are also expected to make similar contributions to solve problems faced by the people.