Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated a science museum at the Government Secondary School for Boys in Chamba on Saturday in the presence of Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh.
Jai Ram said that the main purpose of these museums was not only to educate people in general and students in particular about India’s scientific journey and achievements over the past 75 years of independence, but also to instil a scientific temperament in school children.
The facility was named Pandit Jaiwant Ram Upmanyu Science Museum as a mark of respect to HP’s first speaker Vidhan Sabha and the first Indian-born principal of State High School Chamba, the CM said.
“The museum was developed with the aim of promoting science education and awareness among the people,” said Jai Ram.
He said the establishment of science museums in ambitious districts across the country would contribute immensely to the government’s comprehensive education campaign.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said the central government has prepared a comprehensive “Holistic Education and Public Participation” curriculum for K-12 with the aim of improving the quality of school education by focusing on the “two T’s” – teacher and technology.
Vice President Hansraj, Chamba MLA Pawan Nayar and Secretary, Biotechnology, Government of India, among others were present on the occasion.