Mancherial: In order to impart scientific temper among students and to encourage them to carry out science experiments, a modern science centre has been set up in Mancherial district headquarters, at a cost of Rs 16 lakh. Agastya International Foundation of Bangalore provided the relevant material, models and equipment to the facility and will maintain the same.
Endowments and Housing Minister A Indrakaran Reddy formally inaugurated the centre on Thursday. He was accompanied by MLC Puranam Satheesh Kumar, MLAs N Diwakar Rao, Durgam Chinnaiah. Collector RV Karnan, Bellampalli Sub-Collector Rahul Raj, District Science Officer S Madhu Babu, municipal chairperson M Vasundhara were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Indrakaran Reddy said the centre would come handy for students in learning and showcasing science experiments. He told pupils to utlise the opportunity and bring recognition to the district by excelling in State and national level exhibitions. He said that the government was leaving no stone to improve the quality of education and infrastructure.
Madhu Babu told ‘Telangana Today’ that 100 students of a school could perform science experiments at the centre every day. The centre is the second after the one in Warangal. The pupils will be able to have hands-on experience and can exhibit their science models. Two instructors are going to be deputed for the scheduling of events, exhibitions and teaching importance of science models and exhibits.
“Experts, professors, and eminent scholars would be invited for delivering lectures and for sharing their experience, he explained. Similarly, teaching training programme will be organized. Several important days such as World Science Day and Environment Day, birth anniversaries of scientists will be observed here,” he said. Meanwhile, Zilla Parishad School for Boys and Zilla Parishad Secondary School for Girls underwent a makeover, under BaLA (Building As Learning Aid) Scheme, costing Rs 40 lakh. Several topics of science, social subjects are drawn and recreated on the exteriors and interiors of the institutions, helping easily to understand the concepts.