Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan’s ( RAA), an initiative of MHRD, Govt. of India was started in the year 2015-16 with the objective to connect school based knowledge to life outside the school by making teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science, a joyful and meaningful activity. In UT, Chandigarh, this project was started in 2015-16 as per the guidelines of MHRD in three Govt. Schools on pilot basis. Thereafter, till 2017-18, it was extended to 40 Govt. schools. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali is the Mentoring Institute of UT, Chandigarh for Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan.
Teachers of 40 Govt. schools prepared different projects and activities in the subject of Mathematics and Science under Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan during the session 2017-18 under the guidance of Mentoring Institute. Teachers across the 40 schools demonstrated Projects and Activities during an event which was organized at Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 35D, Chandigarh. Students of Elementary classes and fellow teachers of different Govt. schools witnessed this event. All participating schools were provided Science and Mathematics kits developed by NCERT. These kits will be beneficial for practical understanding of Mathematics and Science.
The RAA event was inaugurated by Director School Education -cum -State Project Director –SSA Sh. Rubinderjit Singh Brar. DDSE- cum-Deputy State Project Director, SSA, Mrs. Saroj Mittal, District Education Officer, Mrs. Anujit Kaur, Assistant Director Adult Education –cum-Mission Coordinator, SSA, Mrs. Alka Mehta were also present on the occasion .
School Principal, Mrs. Ravinder Kaur welcomed the chief guest and apprised him on the progress made by RAA in these three years. Mr. Rubinderjit Singh Brar congratulated the teachers and students for their innovative approaches in Science and Mathematics.