Status: The government launched the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme-DHRUV in October 2019 to provide a platform for meritorious students to achieve excellence in their areas of interest: science, performance arts, creative writing, etc. The first phase of the programme comprised 60 selected children (Dhruv stars) who underwent a 14-day workshop under the mentorship of domain experts at IIT-Delhi and National Bal Bhawan. i ii