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First 3D planetarium to be opened in Mangaluru in Jan

DH News Service, Bengaluru Dec 7 2017, 22:52 IST
M R Seetharam, Science and Technology Minster presenting Prof CNR Rao Bangalore India NANO Science 2017 award to Prof Ashok K Ganguli, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, Punjab at the inaugural programme of 9th Bengaluru India Nano conference organised by Dept of Science and Technology, Vision Group on Nanotechnology at Lalith Ashok hotel in Bengaluru on Thursday. C N R Rao, Chairman, Vision Group on Nanotechnology also seen. Photo by S K Dinesh

M R Seetharam, Science and Technology Minster presenting Prof CNR Rao Bangalore India NANO Science 2017 award to Prof Ashok K Ganguli, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, Punjab at the inaugural programme of 9th Bengaluru India Nano conference organised by Dept of Science and Technology, Vision Group on Nanotechnology at Lalith Ashok hotel in Bengaluru on Thursday. C N R Rao, Chairman, Vision Group on Nanotechnology also seen. Photo by S K Dinesh

Bengaluru: Bengaluru India Nano 2017, the 9th edition of India's flagship Nano-science and Nanotechnology event, kicked-off to a flying start with overwhelming participation of policy makers from the state and the Centre and academia.

Karnataka Minister for Planning, Statistics and Science and Technology
M R Seetharam said Bengaluru is gaining strong foothold in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which is considered as the next big technological revolution.

"To create awareness about astronomical concepts and to help students to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we are establishing first 3D planetarium with state-of-the-art projection systems in Mangaluru at an estimated cost of Rs 35.69 crore," he said.

Five more to come up

The planetarium will be open to the public in January 2018.

"The government is planning to establish five more mini planetariums; one each in Dharwad, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Madikeri and Gadag," M R Seetharam said.

Award presented

Prof Ashok K Ganguli, Institute of Nano Science and Technology at Mohali in Punjab was awarded the Prof C N R Rao Bangalore INDIA NANO Science 2017 Award with a cash prize of Rs one lakh by C N R Rao Foundation. The award was presented by Prof C N R Rao at the event.

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