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ALL INDIA RADIO (AIR) DISCUSSION : Launch of Innovative Learning Program DHRUV 

The Topic covers GS paper 2[Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.]


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The Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme will be started to identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. 

In centres of excellence across the country, gifted children will be mentored and nurtured by renowned experts in different areas, so that they can reach their full potential.

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The programme is named DHRUV after the Pole Star with the same name. Every student selected under this programme will be called as ‘Dhruv Tara’. 

The students will thus both shine through their achievements and light a path for others to follow.

What does the program comprise?

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  • The programme will cover two areas namely, Science and Performing Arts.
  • Overall 60 students will be selected (30 from each area) from across the country.
  • The students will be broadly from classes 9 to 12 from all schools including government and private.

What are the highlights of the programme?

It aims to further sharpen innovative imagination, skills and knowledge of the students who are expected to contribute to bringing solutions to socio-economic, political and environmental issues in the country.

Human Resource Development Minister said, after getting training, the students can contribute to making the vision of a 5-trillion dollar economy a reality and also provide a solution to climate change.

The programme begins with a tour at ISRO followed by a stay in Delhi, where the selected students will be mentored by renowned experts.


The programme will act as a platform to explore the talent of outshining and meritorious students, and help them achieve excellence in their specific areas of interest may it be science, performing arts, creative writing, etc.