Atal Tinkering Lab Current Affairs - 2019
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The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission launched the Atal Tinkering Lab’s Community Day in New Delhi.
The day marks Community Drive Initiative in which 25 young Mentors engaged with more than 200 students who are not enrolled in formal education system. These mentors will visit four locations in New Delhi to conduct brief sessions with children from various NGOs, on how innovations can help resolve problems in the communities.
Atal Tinkering Lab Community Drive Initiative
The initiative is aimed at maximizing impact of Atal Tinkering Labs by extending innovation to children in community who do not have access to formal educational institutions. Its purpose is to provide these children with same educational tools as the students in Atal Tinkering Labs to enable them to become problem solvers. The NGOs participating in it include organizations working with disabled children, street and working children, and girls from the weaker sections of society.
Atal Innovation Mission
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission is among one of flagship programs of Government to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in country and to set up Atal Tinkering Labs across the country. It aims to give substantial boost to the innovation ecosystem and to catalyze the entrepreneurial spirit in the country.
It prime objective is to provide an innovation promotion platform involving academics, researchers and entrepreneurs, drawing upon national and international experiences to foster a culture of innovation in India. It will also promote a network of world-class innovation hubs, Start-up businesses and other selfemployment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.
NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Union Government, providing both directional and policy inputs. It is essentially an advisory body that seeks to provide critical directional and strategic inputs across spectrum of key elements of policy to the centre.