If plans go as expected, Vellore will become the first district in the State, besides Chennai, to have a 3D projection theatre, which is expected to be ready by September.
Speaking on the sidelines of the prize distribution function organized by the District Science Centre, at which he was the chief guest, Collector P Sankar said, of the two proposals forwarded by him, the 3D theatre had been sanctioned by the State government. The theatre will be housed at the District Science Centre. The other proposal for a planetarium in the district was also likely to be sanctioned once the district administration completed the process of identifying a site for it, he added.
Executive director of the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, Dr P Iyamperumal said the `25-lakh proposal for the 3D theatre would enable be an added attraction at the centre for students, to watch various scientific phenomena come alive, almost real. The theatre would house 50 seats and shows would be screened for 15 minutes, continuously during the working hours of the centre.
The movies sourced from the National Museum of Natural History, USA, would deal with concepts of cloning, life cycles, dinosaur, exploration of life, space mission, astronomy, solar system, mystic animals, and the lives of scientists. The theatre would be ready by September this year, he said. The 3D theatre facility would be extended to all the districts, Iyamperumal added.
Handing over the prizes to the winners of the competitions, Collector Sankar urged youth to treat Sir C V Raman, as their role model and advised them to “dream high”.