New Delhi [India], January 24 (ANI): Union Minister for Well being and Household Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday tweeted that the Division of Science and Expertise is furthering Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient of ‘women-led India’ via Vigyan Jyoti.
On the Nationwide Lady Baby Day, the Minister listed the achievements and initiatives of the federal government in empowering the lady baby in a sequence of tweets.
“To draw ‘DeshKiBeti’ into STEM fields, we’ve began Vigyan Jyoti – Faculty Element which is including worth in STEM schooling on the faculty stage. Round 1,400 girls scientists have benefited within the final 3 years underneath our ‘Ladies Scientists Scheme. It offers profession alternatives for pursuing analysis in frontier areas of Science & Engineering, particularly to these girls researchers who had a break in profession,” tweeted Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Vigyan Jyoti, a programme launched by DST in 2019 is geared toward selling STEM (Science, Expertise, Engineering and Arithmetic) studying amongst lady college students and to encourage them in direction of STEM careers by making a level-playing discipline for meritorious women from grades 9 to 12 to pursue STEM of their greater schooling, particularly from the highest schools within the areas the place women are vastly underrepresented.
One other scheme that discovered point out within the Minister’s tweet was KIRAN (Information Involvement in Analysis Development via Nurturing) scheme through which he stated that greater than 2,200 girls scientists and technologists within the final 5 years and present 12 months have been working to construct a powerful ‘AtmaNirbharBharat’.
“DST took a particular initiative, “CURIE” to assist girls universities for bettering R&D infrastructure and improve analysis services,” tweeted the Minister.
The federal government, in 2008 declared January 24 to be celebrated because the Nationwide Lady Baby Day’ yearly with the target of elevating the consciousness of the society in direction of the lady baby in order that she could be valued and revered. (ANI)