Regional (M.P & C.G)

National Sun Festival from July 21 to 23 in Capital

With century’s longest solar eclipse set to occur on July 22, Science Centre Gwalior is going to organize a Rashtriya Surya Mahotsava (National Sun Festival) in the state capital from July 21 to 23 with an aim to expose children, teachers and scientists to the rare celestial occurrence.

In the programme, senior scientists and experts including ex-UGC chairman and the chairman of the steering committee of National Curriculum Framework Prof Yashpal and Anuj Sinha will take part.

The even is being organized in cooperation with New Delhi-based National Council for Science & Technology Communication and will be attended by thousands of children from 32 states including Madhya Pradesh.

The programme will be held at Oriental Group of Institutions, Raisen Road, during the course of which many astronomy related activities will be undertaken.

According to schedule, children, teachers and scientists will assemble at Bhimbethka on July 22  at 5.30 am to watch and analyse solar eclipse scientifically.

The states from where students will come to participate in the event include Andaman & Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Orrisa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.

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