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On the occasion of National Science Day Odisha CM inaugurated District Science Centres and Planetariums

Bhubaneswar:28/2/24 the occasion of NationalScienceDay, CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated District Science Centres and Planetariums in Ghatgaon Keonjhar, Baripada Mayurbhanj. CM dedicated District Science Centre at Jeypore Koraput and the Planetarium in Rayagada as well. CM laid foundation for District Science Centres at Kalahandi, Boudh, Kendrapada, Jharsuguda, Gajapati, Nuapada & Jagatsinghpur.

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Stating that development is impossible without science, CM said Odisha govt has decided to open these Science Centres to foster scientific temper and enhance technology adoption. Announcing to opening of innovation centres in schools, CM said apart from the science centre in Bhadrak, planetariums & science centres will be opened in Balangir, & Ganjam. CM hoped these centres would inspire spirit of innovation & cultivate scientific temper among students.

CM said it is his wish to see students empower themselves with science & technology and make Odisha proud. He urged them to make collective effort to realise the vision of New Odisha. Odisha Govt has spent ₹15 Cr for establishment of each planetarium and ₹6.5 Cr for District Science Centres under 5T initiative.


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