The handing over of the Regional Science Centre by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) to the State Government has been postponed.

According to official sources, the handing-over ceremony was originally scheduled for May 26 in which the top brass of the Union Ministry of Culture and the NCSM were to take part. There is no information on when the ceremony would now be held.

Developed at a cost of Rs. 8.5 crore, which was shared equally by the State and Central Governments, the facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa via video conference from Chennai on May 6. Spread across 6.71 acres, it has hundreds of scientific exhibits, a 3-D theatre and an auditorium besides a science park featuring models of dinosaurs.

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