Indian Students Selected For Sakura Science High School Programme in Japan

In a vibrant exchange of intellect and culture, 64 Indian students have set foot in Japan as part of the esteemed Sakura Science High School Programme, an initiative begun in 2014  to offer students short-term visits to a nation renowned for its technological advancements. In India, which has participated since 2016, the programme is a collaboration between the Japan Science and Technology Agency and the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education and perfectly aligns with the experiential learning aspect of the NEP 2020. It aims to nurture scientific curiosity and foster cross-cultural awareness as well. 

Sanjay Kumar, Secretary of the DoSE&L officially flagged off the departure for the Indian students. The team comprises a group of 26 boys and 38 girls from Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samitis, chosen for their academic excellence. Amidst the iconic cherry blossoms, these young minds find themselves immersed in a diverse array of scientific endeavours. From cutting-edge laboratories to interactive workshops, the program offers a unique opportunity to delve into Japan's rich scientific landscape.

This exchange not only expands horizons academically but also builds bridges of understanding between the two nations. The students, ambassadors of knowledge, bring back experiences that extend beyond textbooks. They carry with them the essence of collaboration and the spirit of inquiry that transcends borders. As the Sakura Science High School Programme continues to blossom, it leaves an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of these young scholars, fostering a global community of learners and innovators.

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