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CSIR - NIScPR and KAMP: Knowledge Sharing Session on Millets

October 23, 2023


KAMP in association with CSIR-NIScPR conducted another knowledge sharing session for students to commemorate the International Year of Millets. This special event was held in recognition of India’s successful proposal to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the observance of 2023 as the International Year of Millets. The session aimed to educate students about the significance of millets in agriculture, nutrition, and sustainable development.

The session was hosted by Mr. Aniket Arora (Outreach Cordinator, KAMP), where he welcomed Dr. Charu Lata, Principal Scientist at the CSIR’s National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research, to address more than 500 students from classes 5th to 12th from all over India. This workshop aimed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of millets, covering their definition, historical relevance in India, diverse types, an array of benefits, and versatile applications.

During this insightful workshop, Dr. Charu Lata provided an in-depth exploration of millets, making students appreciate the historical, cultural, nutritional, and sustainable aspects of these grains. It not only expanded their knowledge but also encouraged them to embrace millets as a vital part of the food and agriculture landscape. The workshop served as an educational platform for promoting the International Year of Millets and the sustainable use of these grains in the 21st century.

Mr. Aniket Arora also informed the students and Teachers about the upcoming Scientific Excursions and Teacher Training programmers organized by KAMP at various CSIR Labs and ISRO Centres this year.


CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR) is one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It specializes in the fields of science communication, Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) focused on evidence-based policy research and studies.

Knowledge and Awareness Mapping Platform is an Initiative and Knowledge Alliance of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) – National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR) and industrial partner M/S Nysa Communications Pvt. Ltd. (NCPL), it intends to develop creativity, meaningful learning, critical reading and thinking skills that brings out the inherent abilities of the students.

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