Mangalore, September 29: The district in-charge minister B. Ramanath Rai has said on Monday that the state’s second regional science center at Pilikula will be opened by our Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Union minister Shripad Yesso Naik on Wednesday, October 1st at 11am.
The centre has been built at an estimated cost of Rs. 11.5 crore funded by both the Union and the state Governments.
State minister Abhayachandra Jain will preside over the inaugural ceremony.
The centre will organize a array of programs to popularize science. It is spread over 10 acres and built by the National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata. The center comprises facilities such as a conference hall, virtual laboratory, library, computer room, meeting hall, exhibition hall, fun science section, sports and games facilities.
The first regional science centre in the state was opened at Dharwad in 2012, which was built at a cost of Rs 10.5 crore. The third regional science centre will come up in Mysore at a cost of Rs 14.5 crore.
This centre will be known as Mangalore Pilikula Regional Science Centre.