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Vice President of India attended the valedictory function of Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme-DHRUV and felicitated the meritorious students selected for the programme.

What is DHRUV?

  • The programme was launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) campus in Bengaluru on October 10, 2019.
  • It is a unique initiative of the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
  • The objective of the program would be to allow talented students to realize their full potential and contribute to society.

Benefits to Students

  • It will identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge.
  • In centres of excellence across the country, gifted children will be mentored and nurtured by renowned experts in different areas, so that they can reach their full potential.
  • It will act as a platform to explore the talent of outshining and meritorious students, and help them achieve excellence in their specific areas of interest may it be science, performing arts, creative writing, etc.
  • It is expected that many of the students selected will reach the highest levels in their chosen fields and bring laurels to their community, State and Nation.


  • The programme ‘DHRUV’ is named after the ‘Pole Star’ and every student will be called as ‘DHRUV TARA’.
  • The students will thus both shine through their achievements and light a path for others to follow.

First batch of DHRUV programme

  • The first batch of ‘DHRUV’ consisted of 60 students, 30 of who are exceptionally talented in Science and 30 of who are outstanding performing artists.
  • To begin with, two arease. Science and Performing Arts were covered.
  • A 14 days programme was organized for these students in which the science and performing arts students were separated into two groups.
  • The 60 students came from across the country.
  • The students have been broadly chosen from classes 9 to 12, from all schools including government and private.
  • This is only the first phase of the programme and will be expanded gradually to other fields like creative writing.


  • The programmes like DHRUV will make India a better place for innovation.
  • The new innovators will be helpful for the Nation to achieve the target of 5 Trillion Dollar economy in stipulated time.
[Source: PIB]

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