In a move to inculcate interest in the government school students of the state for the science subject, Punjab government will be arranging free tours for students to Science City, Kaparthula under its flagship ‘Mukh Mantri Vigyan Yatra’.
According to PTI, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would kick start this scheme on February 18 from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Mohali by flagging off the first bus to Science City, Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said on Monday.
He further revealed that under the scheme, 1100 students would visit Science City on a daily basis.
He said that one bus from each district carrying 50 students would be flagged off for Science City.
The state government would arrange for the entry fees at Science City and will bear the transportation costs that would be incurred in ferrying the students from various districts to the place, he said.
The students of government schools from class VI to class XII would be covered under this scheme, he further added.
There are three Science Cities in the country; the other two are located at Kolkata in West Bengal and in Haryana. The Haryana government had only recently announced its plan of developing the Science City over an area of 44 acres in the campus of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, in district Sonepat.