Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) launched by the Government has helped to engage children of age groups 6-18 years in learning activities inside and outside classrooms

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) launched by the Government has helped to engage children of age groups 6-18 years in learning activities inside and outside classrooms

(a) to (c) The Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan (RAA) was launched on 9th July, 2015 by Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. The RAA is a convergent framework across School Education and Higher Education to motivate children of the age group from 6-18 years in learning Science, Mathematics and Technology through observation, experimentation, inference drawing, model building, etc. both through inside and outside classroom activities and processes. It seeks to create curiosity, excitement and spirit of innovation and exploration amongst school children by encouraging higher education institutions to become Mentoring Institutions and assist secondary and elementary schools in the study of Science and Mathematics.

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Major interventions under RAA provided under Integrated scheme for School Education – Samagra Shiksha, include conduct of Science Exhibition, Book Fair, Quiz Competition, exposure/study visits for students to Higher Education institutions, participation of students in Inter-school/State/National level Science & Maths Competitions/Olympiads, strengthening of School Science and Mathematics laboratories, use of teaching-learning equipment and material including Digital models and use of technology in Science and Mathematics teaching. This is an on-going programme and is for the benefit of all the school students.

The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of School Education & Literacy of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 
OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1519 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 01.07.2019

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA)

1519. DR. ALOK KUMAR SUMAN

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

  • (a) whether the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) launched by the Government has helped to engage children of age groups 6-18 years in learning activities inside and outside classrooms;
  • (b) if so, the total number of children benefited from the said programme; and
  • (c) the details about future plan to involve more children?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)

As above
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