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Tata steel Young Astronomer Talent Search commenced

Bhubaneswar: 3/8/17:The 11th edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS), an annual competition organised for the school children of Odisha to create awareness on space science and astronomy, was launched on August,2,by Shri Badri Narayan Patra, Minister, School & Mass Education and Science & Technology, Government of Odisha at the State Secretariat. The theme for this year’s YATS is ‘India’s contribution to space science’.

V V Yadav, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Odisha, Kailash Chandra Sahoo, Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Shri Arun Misra, Vice President, Project Gopalpur, Tata Steel and Managing Director, Tata Steel SEZ, Sarvesh Kumar, Chief, Brand Management & Strategic Communications, Tata Steel and Manikanta Naik, Chief Resident Executive, Tata Steel were also present on the occasion.Tata Steel and Pathani Samanta Planetarium for organising such a unique initiative to promote science and spread awareness on Pathani Samanta. Science and Technology is a key tool to bringing about exponential development in the society and initiatives like YATS are an excellent platform to foster and build scientific temper among students across the state.

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