Mangalore, Oct 01, 2014: The society as well as the nation can progress when people develop a scientific temperament and have a knowledge about science and technology, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Pilikula Regional Science Centre along with Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yasso Naik at the Pilikula Nisargadhama in the outskirts of the city on October 1, Wednesday. The two jointly unveiled the plaque on the occasion.
Lauding Indian scientists for the success of Mars Orbiter Mission, the CM said India needed more scientists and hoped the enterprising Dakshina Kannada district could contribute many scientists to the nation.
Union Minister Shripad Naik who also spoke, said the nation has 48 such centres and added the second such Regional Science Centre in Karnataka would come up in Mysore. He also promised setting up of such centres in every district of the state.
Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim, Mangalore South MLA JR Lobo and Prof. R.C. Sobthi, President of Administrative Committee, NCSM, Kolkata were among others present on the occasion.