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Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said the planetarium of Ranchi will be known as one of the few planetariums of its kind in the state in the coming days. He made the observation after laying the foundation of the proposed planetarium building at Science Centre at Chiraundi in the state Capital.

Addressing the function organized at the Science Centre, the CM said the government wanted to complete the construction work of the planetarium very soon so that the people of the state and other parts of the country could benefit from it. He said the planetarium was being built at a cost of Rs 27 crore in the second phase of construction of the Science Centre.

The CM said the construction of the planetarium will be like a dream come true. Students, youths and others will get an opportunity to learn about planets, stars and the Universe through the planetarium. Curiosity of people will be satiated by the planetarium, he said.

Soren said constructing a planetarium will soon be counted as an achievement of the state and its people. Such institutions should be there to inspire people to do something in the field of scientific research and technology, he said.
The additional Chief Secretary, Science and Technology, Dr AK Pandey said the planetarium will help people understand the complexity of the physical world around them. He said the planetarium will be built to accommodate around 160 people at a given time. Everyday, five shows will be conducted for visitors who will be made acquainted with various scientific theories and principles, he said.

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