Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Inauguration of Atal Tinkering Lab at Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, Bangalore

In the year 2017, NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission announced that 1500 schools in India will get Atal Tinkering Labs, to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across the Indian Education System. Since then, Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) have extended to over 98% smart cities and 93% plus of the districts (655-plus districts). Joining this big innovative movement is Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, Bangalore-East.

The school inaugurated an Atal Tinkering Lab and opened its gate to development and innovative learning. The lab is established by one of the leading companies in this field, Skyrim Innovation. Skyrim Innovation is a technology company headquartered in Bangalore and specializes in establishing Atal Tinkering Labs under the guidelines of Niti Aayog.  Skyrim Innovation is making a significant impact by bringing change in applied education, technology-enabled agriculture and ultra-modern infrastructure through their expertise in respective fields and advancements in current technologies. The company is best known for working with both government and private institutions in hardware and software products, ideation, design thinking, installation, integration and commissioning with end-to-end solutions.

The lab was inaugurated by Dr. Unnat Pandit, Head of Operations, Atal Innovation Mission. Dr. Pandit highlighted that the objective of this initiative was to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing, etc.

The inauguration was also attended by Mrs. Manila Carvalho, Chairperson, Bangalore Sahodaya School Complex and Principal, DPS East, Dr. Reshma Ganesh, Principal, Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, Bangalore East, and Mr. Santosh Kumar Kumar Mishra, CEO, Skyrim Innovation.

ATLs are innovation play workspaces for students between Class 6 to 12, stimulating innovations combining science and technology and is here to change the face of education, one lab at a time.

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