Evolution panorama opens at Science City
Punjab education minister Sikandar Singh Maluka inaugurated a panorama, 'Life Through Ages', at Pushpa Gujral Science City, near here, today.punjab Updated: Jun 12, 2012 22:50 IST
Punjab education minister Sikandar Singh Maluka inaugurated a panorama, 'Life Through Ages', at Pushpa Gujral Science City, near here, on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Science City director general RS Khandpur said the panorama provided an insight into the evolution of life on earth.
"The events have been demonstrated through 2D, 3D and half-relief models, along with the landscape merging with background panels," he added.
"The panorama has been divided into various sections, including the origin of the solar system, origin and early evolution of life, origin and evolution of early multi-cellular life, invasion of land by plants and animals, major coal deposits, major extinction of primitive life, origin of dinosaurs, dinosaurs attain gigantic size, dinosaurs become extinct, rise of mammals, origin of apes and other large mammals, evolution of man-like ancestors," Khandpur said.
"More than Rs 2 crore have been spent on the project," said Karan Avtar Singh, principal secretary, science, technology and environment, Punjab.
"Efforts are being made to upgrade Science City to an international-level centre. A request for a Rs 30-crore grant has been made to the union government. Science City is expected to become a preferred destination for schoolchildren as well as tourists visiting Punjab," he added.