Correct Answer : Option (C) - Department of Science and Technology
‘Building AI Readiness among Young Innovators’, a program by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, in partnership with Intel India, was launched on the occasion of National Science Day on 28th February 2022 by Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology(I/C), Government of India.
The program aims to build digital readiness among the students from classes 6 to 10, enrolled under DST’s INSPIRE-Awards MANAK scheme. The flagship program of DST reaches out to students pan India with an aim to create a culture of creativity and innovative thinking. Intel’s commitment to promoting AI readiness in India is in synergy with the Government’s vision of leveraging AI to make India a leader in the field while utilizing the technology to address its socio-economic challenges.
The program will bring both these together and seek to build an AI-ready generation by empowering the students with the knowledge and skills to leverage AI in an inclusive way. Launching the program Dr Singh said, “Scientists must be classified in three categories as per age – the first one being children below 15 years. Every day, we come across incredible innovations by young minds. We must catch them young and provide them mentorship and opportunities to experiment and explore.”
Recognising the Government of India’s persistent efforts towards building an integrated approach of utilizing science and innovation for a sustainable future, Dr Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, said, “Over the last few years, we have seen substantial expansion in these foundational areas, particularly in the growth of our Central Universities, IISER, IIT and AIIMS. All these places have managed to attract talented researchers, students and faculties and these are an important set of opportunities which our young demographic now have.”
The launch was part of the National Science Day celebrations which marked the culmination of a glorious science week under the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ programme..Source : Express Computer