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Innovation Yatra Punjab - jointly initiated by PSCST & NIF successfully concluded in Punjab”

Chandigarh;In a significant stride towards fostering innovation and self-reliance, Punjab State Council for Science & Technology (PSCST), Department of Science Technology & Environment, Govt. of Punjab has partnered with the National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Department of Science & Technology- Govt. of India and launched Grassroots Innovators of Punjab (GRIP) Programme. The objective is to map and nurture the grassroots innovators of Punjab to achieve goal of Atam-Nirbharta (self-reliance).
Celebrating the spirit of self-reliance, PSCST and NIF, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, have orchestrated a grand mass grassroots and rural connect programme, aptly named the “Innovation Yatra”.
This exceptional journey which started from Khanna on Aug. 6, traversed through various villages, schools and colleges along meticulously planned routes, carrying with it a caravan of innovations and novel ideas to inspire and invigorate local communities; concluded on Aug. 10 at Fazilka. This Innovation Yatra also aimed at sensitizing and encouraging the Innovators from the State about GRIP 2.0 under which call for application is open.  Around 700+ persons were sensitized in the Innovation Yatra.
Dr Navneet Kumar & Er Raja Rammanna Singh from National Innovation Foundation shared their insights into remarkable innovations emerging from the far corners of India, proving that innovation knows no boundaries. Dr. Alkesh, Principal Scientific Officer, PSCST informed the audience about the GRIP-Grassroots Innovators of Punjab Programme and urged them to spread the message among local population for their larger participation. S. Gurwant Singh of Ludhiana and S. Baltej Singh of Firozpur- selected Grassroots Innovators under GRIP 1.0 felicitated by Hon’ble CM Punjab also shared their experiences and motivated the participants.

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