The grand Presidential Estate in New Delhi will play host to 'Exhibition of Innovations', an effort to promote the innovative spirit and knowledge besides encouraging grassroots innovators.
The exhibition, inaugurated today by President Pratibha Patil is "perhaps the first time ever that a Head of State anywhere, has hosted an exhibition of innovations," a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.
The showcasing of this exhibition is in consonance with the vision of the President and inspiration received by the nation, following the declaration of this decade as the Decade of Innovation, it said.
"The President feels that the ‘business as usual' approach will not do and there is a need for focusing on new ways of doing things in this decade. The event is therefore a lead taken by Rashtrapati Bhavan in this direction," it said.
The exhibition, open for public till March 14 from 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM, is to promote the innovative spirit and knowledge, encourage grassroots innovators and follow-up the process by bringing industry and manufacturers together to make the new products available for people easily.