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Title: Visit to a City of Science: Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala
Authors: Khan, Hasan Jawaid
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  EVER imagined your shadow could do much more than meekly following you? Well, at the Virtual Reality Gallery at the Pushpa Gujral Science City in Kapurthala you can shove balls in different directions with your shadow and even use your shadow to create intriguing music on a shadow harp! And then, walk right into a giant-size heart in the health gallery and figure out how the blood flows. The Pushpa Gujral Science City (PGSC) in Kapurthala is one of the biggest science cities in the country. Named after former Prime Minister I.K. Gujral's mother, the science city is a joint project of the Government of India and the Punjab Government. Established on 72 acres of land on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road in Punjab, the doors of the Science City were thrown open to the public on 20 March 2005. Since then, more than 14 lakh visitors have visited the Science City. Visitors to the Science City cannot help being struck by the sprawling campus with captivating and architecturally unique buildings, each housing a gallery on a particular theme. The Science Voyage Hall, designed as a spaceship, comes into view as one enters the gates of the Science City. One can also not help noticing a huge globe, which one is told has been constructed with nearly 25 lakh computer-designed tiles of differing colours.
Page(s): 16-19
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.47(02) [February 2010]

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