Mohali, 16 April,2019

Atal Innovation Mission under the aegis of NITI Aayog, celebrated the Community Drive Initiative as part of ATL Community Day today in Shivalik Public School Mohali. It was organised to, mark the Ambedkar Jayanti and to stay true to his philosophy of providing an equal opportunity to all.
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission is among one of flagship programs of Government of India to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. The main idea was to extend innovation to children in the community so that they are able to become problem solvers.
Students from non ATL schools were invited to enrich themselves on various innovations by participating and by exhibiting their creative ability through certain activities categorically prescribed by Atal Innovation Mission. The ATL club members and the science teachers had initiated the day keeping the idea on Do it yourself (DIY) activities’.

The inauguration ceremony commenced with the school shabad recitation for seeking the blessings of the almighty. A brief introduction of the school was given to the visiting parents and the students from different schools. The audience was apprised with the aims and objectives of the ATL and then the briefing about the Community Day was done.

  1. budding learners were taken on a tour of the ATL Lab of the school where they were encouraged to try their hands on mind boggling scientific activities. The innovative activities like Mechanical Construction, Balloon Car , Paper Circuit and Soldering Championship lured their hearts. The accurate utilization of a compound microscope for the observation of slides and the working of a 3D printer were also showcased to the invited learners. The interactive, collaborative and meticulously arranged sessions were conducted at different working stations in the Atal Tinkering Lab in the school campus.
    se students shared their ideas and worked together in their specific groups to create something innovative. Based on the certain ideas, the students were asked to make some projects.

More than 130 students from Shemrock School, Yadavindra Public School, Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh, Lawrence Public School participated in the activities organised on the community day. The students did the activities with innovative vision. The program motivated the students to learn to take an initiative which may help resolving the problems by enabling them to be the problem solvers. They also experienced ‘Hands on Session’ for tinkering their new ideas.

The event proved to be a massive success as it not only quenched the thirst of minds but also brought enticing smiles on the faces of children.

The Principal, Ms. Anupkiran Kaur , stated that now this is the era of Science and technology, so students should be well aware of new technologies and Atal Tinkering Lab is a way of bringing paradigm shift in education by providing the students enriching scientific skills.
She also added that through the ATL Community Day Initiative, Atal Innovation Mission Mentors will be able to inspire these students for cultivating the spirit of innovation and problem solving through tinkering with emerging technologies and provide opportunities to realize their creative abilities.
The revered Director , Shivalik Public Schools, Mr. D.S.Bedi, applauded the efforts of the students and teachers. He also had words of praise for the schools which ensured the presence of their students to make the activity a success. Later he congratulated the winners for the magnificent performance.

In the end, the visiting teachers and the students were awarded with the certificates for their participation.