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Rotting SRV Museum, Science Park to Get Fresh Lease of Life

Published: 20th November 2014 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2014 06:17 AM   |  A+A-

M-G-Rajamanickam

KOCHI: District Collector M G Rajamanickam has said that immediate action would be taken to revive the dilapidated museum and the science park at SRV School, here.

The decision came after he visited the school as per the request of its old students.

“The items in the galleries include human embryo, internal organs, skeletons, and miniatures of operation theatre. All are getting destroyed due to neglect. We are planning to shift them to the Children’s Park or to any other school,” he said.

“A discussion will be held with former ISRO chairman K Kasthurirangan about the poor state of the park and the museum, built by spending around `1.1 crore using the MP fund of Kasthurirangan, an alumnus of the School,” he said.

Models of satellites launched by the ISRO, rockets and refractor telescopes and ship engines are the major attractions. There is a medical gallery set up in association with the Krishna Hospital, in addition to a Marine Museum which has been set up with the help of I N S Shivaji Engineering College, Pune. 

Models illustrating the working of vehicles, gyroscope, cycloid path, echo tube, trang, bow ditch curve swing and the like are also rotting in the museum.  

 It was inaugurated by the then President A P J Abdul Kalam in 2006, but apathy of the authorities has resulted in its neglect.

Meanwhile, the teachers brought the dearth of space for classrooms in the higher secondary division to the Collector’s notice.

The Collector was accompanied by deputy director of the Education M K Shinemon and secretary of the Alumni Union P K Venugopal.



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