April 03, 2006

Visvesvarayya Industrial & Technological Museum

WOW! If only the schools taught science as in Visvesvarayya Industrial & Technological Museum, you would have people who really love science take up higher studies than joining science courses as a last option, if you didnt get a medical/engg course.

It is an elaborate setup with three floors and a much welcome canteen in the fourth floor. The museum lives up to its name and there are lot of working models in all the spheres of science.

The Museum houses a HAL HF-24 Marut [BD-884] which is displayed outside the main building facing the road.

In the groundfloor, there is a breadth taking model of the first aeroplane built by Wright Brothers.

You have to be there to experience it. But it would be of much interest to school students. On the flip side, it takes a lot of time, I'm not sure, if we can capture the kid's attention for more than two hours.

BTW, Who is this Visvesvarayya?
He was an eminent Indian engineer and statesman. While he was Diwan of Mysore, Visvesvarayya was knighted by the British for his myriad contributions to the public good. He implemented an extremely intricate system of irrigation in the Deccan area. Visvesvarayya achieved celebrity status when he designed a flood protection system to protect the city of Hyderabad from floods. He was also instrumental in developing a system to protect Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion.

Sir MV supervised the construction of the KRS dam across the Kaveri River from conception to inauguration. This dam created the biggest reservoir in Asia at the time it was built. Sir MV was rightly called the "father of modern Mysore state" (now Karnataka. After India attained independence, Sir M. Visvesvarayya was given the nation's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.

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