Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the government will set up science museums across the country to promote scientific temper, particularly among children and the younger generation.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) was signed in the presence of G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), according to a statement.
The MoU aims at setting up science museums at select CSIR laboratories to promote scientific curiosity and awareness among the common people across all sections of the society, the statement said.
The minister said this initiative is also in line with the vision of Modi, who desired that science and technology must reach every nook and corner of the country and said there is a need for outreach.
He said museums should not be static but must be dynamic and engaging and should emerge as crucibles of innovation, and the country must tap into the curiosity and enthusiasm in students and youngsters.
Singh said while the CSIR has tied up with Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and Atal Tinkering Labs Schools of Niti Aayog, it must reach out to the remote areas.