The Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme ‘DHRUV’ is a government of India project supported by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
‘DHRUV’ was created to enhance a gifted child’s abilities and knowledge, as well as to encourage them to attain excellence according to their potential and contribute to the growth of society.
About the scheme
- The scheme’s name, DHRUV, is derived from the pole star “Dhruv Tara.”
- On October 10, 2019, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ unveiled it.
- This Innovative Program was launched at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) headquarters in Bengaluru in the presence of the Union HRD Minister, ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan, Wing Cdr. Rakesh Sharma, and Professor K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.
- The programme will focus on encouraging young and gifted kids to pursue their interests in science, performing arts, creative writing, and so on.
- The first batch of students enrolled in the PM Innovative Learning Programme began in October 2019.
- For the inaugural cohort of DHRUV, 60 brilliant students were picked, 30 from the performing arts and 30 from science.
- These pupils were chosen from both private and public schools across the country.
- The programme provided a 14-day learning experience for all 60 students, who were divided into two groups. One is for Science, while the other is for the Performing Arts. They were then separated into three groups of ten. Experts and mentors were assigned to each stream, and students were expected to present their work (for Science) as well as choreograph and act (for Performing Arts)
- The project’s topic and choreography were based on environmental and societal issues.
- This programme can assist students to gain confidence and disseminate awareness and understanding of the events taking place throughout the world.
The Government of India has begun this programme with a focus on just two major industries, but they want to expand into additional streams and sectors for the inventive development of children across the country and offer them opportunities to thrive.
- The Indian government would encourage outstanding and brilliant students to broaden their talents and knowledge through this programme.
- Children will be coached and developed by famous specialists in many fields in centres of excellence across the country, allowing them to reach their full potential.
- The primary focus will be on two areas: Science and the arts
- Around 60 youngsters will be chosen from across the country, ranging in age from 9 to 12.
This Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme (PMILP) would increase young students’ confidence and inspire them to learn new and innovative things to the best of their abilities. This would enable them to develop and strive for the improvement of society and the country.
The first group of DHRUV programme participants began in October 2019.
In the first batch of the DHRUV programme, 60 exceptionally gifted students were chosen. To begin, two topics were covered: science and performing arts. There were a total of 60 pupils, 30 from each location. The 60 kids travelled from all around the country. The students were drawn from all classrooms, including public and private, and ranged in age from 9 to 12.
For these children, a 14-day curriculum was designed, with scientific and performing arts students divided into two groups. The scientific students were separated into three groups of ten, and the performing arts students were put into three groups of ten as well. Each science stream group was asked to complete a project under the supervision of science experts. Similarly, each performing arts group was supervised by cultural icons and was asked to choreograph a programme. All six teams were assigned themes related to global challenges such as climate change, pollution, terrorism, and so on.