Naveen Inaugurates District Science Centres & Planetariums In Several Places

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated district science centres and planetariums in several districts on the occasion of National Science Day.

The Chief Minister inaugurated the district science centre (DSC) at Jeypore in Koraput, planetarium in Rayagada and DSC and planetarium at Ghatagaon in Keonjhar and Baripada in Mayrubhanj through video-conferencing.

He also laid foundation stone for construction of DSC in Kalahandi, Boudh, Kendrapada, Jharsuguda, Gajapati, Nuapada and Jagatsinghpur districts.

Naveen said his government was committed to open DSC in every district to popularise science and promote application of scientific technology. It has also been decided to open planetariums and innovation centre in schools, he added.

“I want to see school students of our state standing in front line in science and technology in the country. Their competence and skill in these fields will help achieve New Odisha,” he said.

The government has targeted to construct each district science centre with a cost of Rs 6.5 crore and planetarium with Rs 15 crore.

Science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda also spoke on the occasion while 5T chairman VK Pandian coordinated the programme.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Odisha Assembly Polls: Prabodh Tirkey Resigns From Cong After Being Replaced As Candidate For Talasara

Bhubaneswar: Former Indian hockey captain Prabodh Tirkey on Saturday resigned from Congress after the party dropped him…

April 20, 2024

Naveen Leads BJD’s List Of 40 Star Campaigners For Dual Elections In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BJD on Saturday announced its list of star campaigners for Lok Sabha and…

April 20, 2024

Paris Olympics: Vinesh Phogat, Reetika, Anshu Malik Secure Quotas For India

New Delhi: Celebrated Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat locked the Paris Olympics quota in women's 50kg…

April 20, 2024

Thundershower Brings Relief From Heatwave In South Coastal Districts Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Bringing relief from severe heatwave, several parts of Odisha experienced thunderstorm accompanied by rain…

April 20, 2024

Arvind Kejriwal Does Not Require Insulin: Tihar Jail Officials

New Delhi: AAP leaders have alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's health is being…

April 20, 2024

Odisha Registers Highest Inflation In Country, BJP Puts Blame On BJD

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Saturday targeted the ruling BJD as Odisha registered highest inflation among…

April 20, 2024

[Watch] Who Composed ‘Jai Ho’? This Filmmaker Has Rake Up Controversy

New Delhi: More than a decade after the movie Slumdog Millionaire was released and its…

April 20, 2024

Odisha Polls: Cong Releases List Of Candidates For 3 LS & 16 Assembly Seats

Bhubaneswar: The Congress released the names of its candidates for 3 more Lk Sabha constituencies…

April 20, 2024