The 26th National Childres’s Science Congress has been inaugurated by the Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today in Bhubaneswar. Inaugurating the Congress session, Shri Patnaik has said that the progress of science is essential for the National growth and healthy Nation. Odisha government is organizing various programmes for the development of scientific temper among students.
He further said that Bhubaneswar is going to be the Knowledge Hub of east India with IIT, NISER, AIIMS, Institute of Physics like scientific institutions in the state. The minister of science and technology, Badri Narayan Patra, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi principal Secretary to department of science and technology, Nikunja Bihari Dhal, Prof. Amit Banerjee, and others also spoke on the occasion.