With a vision to cultivate one million child innovators in India, Atal Innovation Mission by NITI Aayog and Government of India
, envisaged a novel program – establishment of Atal Tinkering Laboratories
(ATLs) in schools across the country. The Government of India aims to create an eco-system in the country that promotes the development and use of technology to find feasible solutions to problems. Taking the Prime Minister of India's
vision to enable children to innovate and do things on their own The objective of this program is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and to inculcate skills such as design mind set, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc. This is in sync with the global scenario where Future Work Skills are increasingly being considered as an important skill set for creating new avenues, providing solutions to global problems and leading the global economy towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
To keep up the momentum of our growing economy, it is imperative to provide opportunities and facilities to our youth and empower them with these core futuristic skills - namely complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management,teamwork, emotional intelligence, judgment and decision-making, service orientation, negotiation and cognitive flexibility. And for this, training children when they are young is ideal, owing to their high levels of curiosity. Children are natural tinkerers and have a unique approach to problems. Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) have been conceptualized towards this very direction
It has never been like this earlier. In fact every start-up in this fast paced world is born with a spirit of innovation and creativity. IT ALL BEGINS WITH AN IDEA. An idea to change the world.