Staff Reporter

`India is the only country to use satellite technology to promote science and education'

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  • `Next SIT in State will come up in Telangana region'

    VIJAYAWADA: The State's second Satellite Interactive Terminal (SIT) linked to the EDUSAT (a satellite launched exclusively for the country's educational needs) under the control of Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation under the Union Department of Science and Technology, was inaugurated at the Regional Science Centre here on Thursday.

    The first terminal in the State was established at the Sri Venkateswara University Post-graduate Centre in Kavali.

    Vigyan Prasar scientist T.V. Venkateswaran established the link with the main centre in New Delhi, enabling the students from different schools who were present on the occasion to interact with noted scientist and academician Bimal Basu.

    Explaining the background of the SITs, Mr. Venkateswaran said that India was the only country to use satellite technology to promote science and education.

    Most countries used satellites only for meteorological, remote sensing and general communication needs.

    The Vigyan Prasar proposed to double the present 50 terminals in the next financial year.

    The next SIT in Andhra Pradesh would come up in the Telangana region, either in Hyderabad or in Warangal, Mr. Venkateswaran said.