With an objective to provide orientation to science teachers in schools located in far flung tribal areas, a three-day-long workshop on 'Hands on Science Activities' was organised at Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district.

Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner N K Lath inaugurated the workshop on Monday organised by the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Himachal Pradesh under Science Popularisation Programme at District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Reckong Peo.

Science graduate, post graduate teachers and eco-club in charges working in different schools in tribal District of Kinnaur participated in the workshop.

While addressing the workshop, Lath said that the objective of the workshop is to train science teachers, in schools located in tribal far flung inaccessible regions where there is no internet and mass media facility, through such 'Hands on Science Activities'.

The workshop would help the science teachers to learn advanced topics of science through creativity, he said, adding that it would help them in comprehending different scientific theories easily and make their students learn these scientific theories and experiments with ease.

“The present workshop would prove to be a milestone in the field of learning science through creativity,” he said.

B K Tyagi, Scientist E, Vigyan Prasar was the main resource person for the workshop.

He said that the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (SCSTE), HP has been involved in science popularization programmes since its inception in 1986.

The SCSTE has a wide outreach through Science Popularisation programmes and about 20,000 child scientists from 5,000 schools participate in Children’s Science Congress programme every year.