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India to bring science and technology exhibition to Chaguanas

Niherst, in collaboration with the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) in India, will host one of India's top science and technology exhibitions, "India: A Culture of Science" in Trinidad from May 22 to July 20, 2012 at the Divali Nagar site in Chaguanas, a document from the National Science Centre said today.

The event is part of Niherst's programme of activities to foster a national culture of science and technology, supporting development of a more diversified, knowledge-driven economy in Trinidad and Tobago. The large exhibition covers 7,000 years of India's history and the diverse contribution that country has made to global scientific understanding and technological progress. Through 3D inter actives, models, graphic displays, artifacts, multimedia games and videos, visitors will discover India's impressive achievements in science from antiquity to the modern era, and see how its scientific ethos has promoted the rapid technological advancement that has helped India to emerge as an important global power.

With approximately 150 exhibits, as well as daily science demonstrations and shows and cultural performances, there will be education and entertainment for all visitors to learn and to enjoy.

(L-R) Jwala Rambarran, Chairman of NIHERST, KG Kumar, Director of the National Council of Science Museums (India), Senator Fazal Karim, Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education, Deokinanan Sharma, President of the National Council for Indian Culture, and Joe Ramkissoon, 1st First Vice President, National Council for Indian Culture look over a map of the exhibition when planning started following a meeting at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education on February 10, 2011.


- Photo by the MSTTE

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