Facelift on cards for RSC

Facelift on cards for RSC
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Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas promised to secure funds for the development of the Regional Science Centre (RSC) established at Bhavanipuram on the banks of River Krishna.

Kesineni Srinivas promises more funds

  • In the first phase, 44 models were installed at a cost of Rs 30 lakh
  • Additional exhibits were installed in the second phase at a cost of Rs 40 lakh

Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas promised to secure funds for the development of the Regional Science Centre (RSC) established at Bhavanipuram on the banks of River Krishna. The MP visited the science centre on Wednesday evening and interacted with the officials.

Kesineni inspected the lawn, amphitheatre and two halls. During the visit, the MP also inspected the inaugural planks, most of the exhibits, including the wind mill, solar panels, and also the EduSAT programme. He experimented with some of the exhibits such as Spin-Fun, Floating Ball, Float in Air, Cage the bird, GPS, Newton’s Cradle, etc.

Srinivas stated that the RSC will be improved in the future with the involvement of the Central government and also assured to bring Science and Technology Minister YS Chowdary to the RSC.

The MP instructed the RSC officials to furnish the details of the proposals submitted to Central government and any other departments, so as to pursue at his level.

The Regional Science Centre aims to promoting scientific temper and thinking among students and various sections of public. It also aims to provide opportunity to students, teachers and academicians to interact with experts and scientists on various topics of science and technology and take science to the nooks and corner of the society. The Vijayawada Centre was established in June 2005.

In the first phase, 44 models installed in the first phase of the project at a cost of Rs 30 lakh. Some of the interesting exhibits on display at the centre became an instant hit with the children. In the second phase, new features were added such as indoor and outdoor exhibits at an estimated cost of Rs 40 lakh. The new additions also included equipment to demonstrate the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) for capturing, storing, analysing and managing data and associated attributes that are spatially in reference to the earth. The Global Positioning System (GPS), touch screen-based system and laminated posters on subjects like space, satellite, scientists, environment and agriculture were also included.

The most popular exhibits at the centre include `Lift Yourself', which explains the principal of mechanical advantage or the theory of effort reduction with the help of pulleys. ‘Pedal Power', a brilliant demonstration of the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy, and the `Newton's Cradle', which explains the principle of the law of conservation of movement, besides the periscope-based exhibit of a vanishing man, are some of the favourites of youngsters visiting the place.

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