Top priority to science and technology, says Sidda

Minister for Forests, Science and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao on Sunday called upon children and the youth to make optimum utilisation of available technology infrastructure to think creatively and become future scientists and innovators.

He inaugurated the 25th National Children’s Science Congress held at the Rise Engineering College, on the outskirts of Ongole.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Raghava Rao said that the State government, under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, has been according top priority to the development of science and technology infrastructure . This would go a long way in increasing the opportunities for children with a scientific bent of mind and temper for discoveries and inventions.

Mr. Rao said that this was the reason why the government was creating science and technology centres at a cost of ₹550 crore in the temple town of Tirupati, ₹25 crore in Rajamahendravaram and ₹30 crore in Visakhapatnam.

The two-day science congress had drawn nearly 125 science projects from the students coming from all the districts in the State. Nearly 40 stalls were put on the venue premises.

The scientific projects presented by the students were relating to the advance warnings of rains, weather forecast, natural calamities and so on. MLC Karanam Balaramakrishna Murthy and others were present on the occasion.

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