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At the Knowledge Park, students can bridge the gap between theory and practice

Down to basics: Scientist C.N.R. Rao at the Knowledge Park in Mysore on Thursday. — PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM
Down to basics: Scientist C.N.R. Rao at the Knowledge Park in Mysore on Thursday. — PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

A Knowledge Park to help students familiarise themselves with fundamentals scientific concepts was inaugurated by renowned scientist C.N.R. Rao in the city on Thursday.

The Knowledge Park has been established at Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala campus.

The objective is not only to popularise the basics of science and technology, but also to provide an opportunity to observe nature and acquire knowledge by working with models.

“The park is intended to provide the necessary stimuli to aspiring and budding youngsters to develop love for knowledge and discover the secrets of nature around us,” said the vidyashala authorities.

The institution, which is part of Sri Ramakrishna Mission, said the park displays working models, charts on aspects of science, technology, spirituality, fine arts, culture and other subjects that a progressive society ought to adopt.

The park has special features that display the contributions of Indians to the world of science, technology and culture.

Some of the working models on display include musical pipes, noise resonators, Barton's Pendulum, 3d.Pendulum, Newton's Cradle, macro kaleidoscope, solar system, internal combustion engine and more.

The vidyashala management said the Knowledge Park will be updated periodically and will help to bridge the gulf between theory and practice, knowledge and application, observation and analysis, reasoning and discovery, textbook and reality, memorising and understanding, man and nature.

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