Nagaland gets its first innovation hub, space education centre

ANI | Updated: Oct 06, 2018 23:27 IST

Dimapur, (Nagaland) [India] Oct 6 (ANI): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated the state's first ever innovation hub and space education centre at the Nagaland Science Centre in Dimapur.
The step was taken in a hope to promote the students of Nagaland towards socio-cultural and economic progress through application of science and technology aimed at a sustainable development of the state.
The new facility is a two-storey building, constructed under the initiative of the Centre's department of science and technology in collaboration with the National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata.
"This is the first initiative from the State. We have a state of the art facility for enticing young and talented young minds to come and start their innovation. This is the place where they can come and execute their ideas," said Mhonlumo Kikon, Science and Technology Department Advisor.
Kikon also proposed the creation of 'Chief Minister's Innovation Award' to promote innovation and scientific creativity among young minds of the state.
Speaking at the event, Chief Minister Rio stressed the basic governance and said that issues like diseases and epidemics can be solved by science and technology
He further encouraged the students and said setting up of the space education center and the innovation hub will sparkle the minds of the young enthusiastic students and help them to dream more and aspire more.
The opening of these facilities will enhance further opportunities to introduce young minds of Nagaland.
The Innovation Hub and Space Education Centre came into being after four years of hard work by the National Council of Science Centre with the support from the Minister of Culture, Government of India.
As India aims to be among the top three nations in the field of science and technology by 2030, the government of Nagaland will ensure that science and technology helped solve basic problems and meet the aspirations of the people..
The youth of the state will find enough scope to be acquainted with science and technology as the hub has many components such as the tech lab, robotics and microprocessor programming, innovation resource center, innovation lab, a design studio with the 3D printer etc.(ANI)