NEW DELHI : Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekarfelicitates National Science Talents of the Year 2016-17 in New Delhi today. Thewinners were awarded with mementoes and certificates by the Minister.

Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) jointly with Vigyan Prasar – an

autonomous institution underDepartment of Science & Technology and National Council of Education and
ResearchTraining (NCERT) – Ministry of Human Resource Development has organized theNational Science Talent Search for Future India Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM)across the country.

1.4 lakh students from 1472 schools from all the 29 states and 5 union territories fromclass VI-XI participated in the exam. Out of this 2400 students were declared as statelevel winners. Through 20 camps 264 students were selected as National level winnersfrom 2400 students. These 264 students have undergone a two-day national camp at IITDelhi, under an academic committee of eminent scientists and selected 18 students as national science talents of the year named as HIMALAYANS.

One of the major objectives of the programme is to evolve student’s more affinitytowards science and encourage them to take science as their future career. VIBHApublished two books namely Biography of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Indian contributionsto Science from Tradition to Modern as the study material for the enrolled students of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan.

The Minister told the students to follow their passion because unless we don’t follow ourpassion we don’t reach the destination we want in life. He added that talent, dedication,determination to work hard and discipline is the key to the success. He also congratulatedthe proud parents of the students and asked them to motivate their children for their bright future.