GUWAHATI, Feb 16 � The Regional Science Centre (RSC) Guwahati organized an Innovation Festival at its Khanapara campus in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation-India on February 14-15.
The festival was the first of its kind in the Eastern and North Eastern region of the country wherein artists, performers, craftsmen and innovators from different parts of Assam and the Eastern region showcased their innovative pursuits with a view to encourage the young generation to engage in out-of-box thinking.
It was also intended to provide a platform to people from different walks of life to involve in creative initiatives.
Education Minister Sarat Barkataky inaugurated the festival.
In the inaugural function held at the auditorium hall of the RSC, Prof Anil Kumar Goswami, former Principal of Cotton College, presided over the function.
The welcome address was presented by S Chaudhuri, Director of Central Research & Training Laboratory, Kolkata. Kishore Kalita of National Innovation Foundation was also present on the occasion.
Pramod Grover, Project Coordinator of RSC Guwahati offered the vote of thanks.
Around 23 innovators from different places of Assam participated with their machines and creations.
In the artisans section, a total of 10 groups from different fields like art, music, pottery, bell metal, sokra, sholapith and sculpture took part with their creations and gave demonstrations to the visitors.
Besides, many other demonstrations and participatory activities like aero-modelling, robotics and hydroponics were also conducted.
RSC Guwahati is one of the constituent units of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture of the government of India.