New Delhi (ISJ): National Innovation Council plans to set up 100 'innovation clubs' across the country. These Clubs would be set up at the facilities of National Council of Science Museums by 2017. This was announced by Sam Pitroda, Chairman of National Innovation Council in New Delhi, while opening the Innovation Club at the National Science Centre.
The facility provides opportunity to children of various age groups to work during week-ends to develop their ideas in science and technology into doable projects. Membership to the Science Club is open to students on long-term hands on and minds-on engagement. The club is equipped with components namely 'Hall of Fame' with stories of inventions and inventors, several multi-media kiosks to explore major inventions, 'Innovative Laboratory' to carry out activities, experiments and projects in multi-disciplinary set up, 'Tech Lab' for Robotics and Microprocessor programming; 'Tod-Phod-Jod' (break and remake) for students to open gadgets and reassemble them on their own, 'Kabad Se Jugad' (Build from Scrap) to develop things from scrap and low-cost material. In addition, children are also encourage to identify real life problems, investigatory projects and work on solutions under the guidance of experts and mentors.