Million Makers of Chhattisgarh

Our journey working with teachers and children in Chhattisgarh. These Million makers of Chhattisgarh with Gleam in their eyes can truly fulfill the Make in India dream. Make our classes lively change the face of India We started on this journey on 12 Dec 2016 when the 5 minute meeting with Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh lasted 25 minutes. He really liked this upside down tippy top. And I gave it to him happily. We had made this top by sticking a neem stick in the base of used badminton shuttlecock. Niels Bohr and Wolfgang Pauli had also scratched their heads in this top which turns over after spinning. Ordinary looking this tippy top had very interesting physics behind it. Looking at these toys Dr Singh suggested that we visit all districts of Chhattisgarh and work with teachers. Working with a young director of RSA Qaiser Haque we chalked out a plan of series of workshops in Chhattisgarh. In this first leg of this program we visited 11 districts of Chattisgarh all the way from Bastar, Kanker, DHamtari and Gariaband in South Chattisgarh to districts adjoining capital Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and all the way to Korea, Surguja, Balrampur and Surajpur in North Chattisgarh. Feedback from teachers was overwhelming. They unanimously said that this was their best workshop. Often the focus in schools in on covering the curriculum and in that process the most exciting interesting aspects of the subject are sidelined. The idea should be to uncover the curriculum instead of covering it. We hope to get teachers interested in the subjects thereby making the classrooms lively and bring back the GLEAM In the EYES. These children like Dalima Markam shall make Make in India and make India proud.