How Atal Tinkering Lab is changing face of New India?
Atal Innovation Mission is taking forward its dream to 'Develop one Million youngsters in India as Neoteric Innovators' by setting up Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in schools across India. The goal is to cultivate interest, innovation and creative energy in young minds; and to give them the right amount of guidance to achieve to the best of their abilities. For example, structure outlook, computational reasoning, versatile learning, and physical processing, etc. Atal Incubation Centre driven by Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), witnessed the by-products of such ATLs, Kartik and Satyam, two 17-year-olds, who wish to pursue their dream of becoming entrepreneurs. The students were from Maharaja Agrasen Model School who talked about how ATL has enabled them to think around the new ideas for their startup. The students were enthusiastic about pursuing their passion along with education. ATL is a workspace that provides correct guidance to these fresh and talented minds to mould their thoughts into shape. It also provides them with a platform to develop themselves. Through ATLs, youngsters will get an opportunity to work with devices to comprehend the ideas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Kartik said that he makes sure he is always updated with the nitty-gritty of the Indian Startup Ecosystem. He also believes that “Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they've got into being their own boss.” Kartik wishes to be his own boss someday with all his efforts and hard work. Satyam, a promising young fellow with great communication skills, also wants to pursue his own venture. When asked about entrepreneurship, he smiled and said, “Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skill that one needs to become an entrepreneur is the ability to fail, to have ideas, to be able to sell those ideas with proper execution and to be persistent so that even if the idea fails, one learns from it and moves on to the next adventure.” This interaction gave us a glimpse of the positive direction in which the youth of our country is heading, and indicated that a new generation of job creators are being made in these labs.