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‘DHRUV’ learning programme: 60 students selected

October 10, 2019

The Prime Minister Innovative Learning Programme known as DHRUV, will be launched from the ISRO headquarters on Thursday, October 10. It is to be inaugurated by the HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ while the guests of honour include ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan, Wing Cdr Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to enter space and Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Prof K Vijay Raghavan.

 According to a government press release, the objective of DHRUV would be to allow talented students realise their full potential and contribute to society. The programme aims at identifying and encouraging talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge.

As many as 60 outstandingly talented students have been selected in the first batch. After the launch, a programme of around 14 days’ duration would be conducted with these students, with a Valedictory function on October 23, as per the release.

The programme will be called DHRUV (after the Pole Star) and every student will be known as DHRUV TARA. The release quoted Pokhriyal as saying that in the centres of excellence across the country, gifted children would be mentored and nurtured by renowned experts in different areas so that they can reach their full potential. He further added that many of the selected students are expected to reach the highest levels in their chosen fields and bring laurels to their community, state and nation.

Source: PTI

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