New Delhi, Oct 6: A Memorandum of Understanding was exchanged between India’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and the Russian Federation’s SIRIUS Educational Foundation to promote innovative cooperation between students of India and Russia.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin were present on October 5. According to a Niti Aayog statement here on Saturday, the AIM and SIRIUS Education Foundation were represented by Mission Director R Ramanan and Ms Elena Shmeleva respectively.
The MoU hopes to remove cultural and language barriers between students of Russia and India, share the best practices in the promotion of educational, scientific, innovative achievements, promote innovative cooperation, and search and develop talented youth of both countries fostering a knowledge driven innovation ecosystem in both the countries.
“The Atal Innovation Mission continues to grow steadily in its effort to spread the joy of innovation throughout the country. This MoU with SIRIUS Educational Foundation is a step in the right direction. International collaboration will broaden our students’ minds, deepen curiosities, and sharpen their intellect”, said Mr Ramanan.
To promote a spirit of collaborative innovation, young innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs and SIRIUS Educational Foundation came together at a four-day Indo-Russian ATL innovation boot-camp from October 1-4.
The boot-camp was organised by Atal Tinkering Labs, Atal Innovation Mission, with support from Department of Design, IIT Delhi. The innovations developed across space technology, healthcare, smart mobility, clean energy and agricultural technology were showcased to Prime Minister Modi and President Putin. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is NITI Aayog’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India.
Activities of SIRIUS Educational Foundation are aimed to identify and support children and young people who have shown outstanding abilities and providing assistance in obtaining general and additional education for such personalities, including education in the fields of arts, natural sciences, physical culture and sports. (UNI)