Tripura News: Dy CM opens country’s 38th Innovation hub, highlights students’ innovation

Agartala, Oct 09, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

Tripura Government has adopted different strategies to nurture innovativeness among the students to expedite development of the State. Students have the capacity to innovate, they have innovated a method to grow Mushroom on Banana leaves.  Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura Jishnu Dev Varma said this after inaugurating country’s 38th Innovation Hub at Sukanta Academy for Science Arts and Culture in Agartala on Saturday.


Dev Varma also inaugurated a Hydroponic Gallery which demonstrates the ‘art of gardening without soil’.


In a social media post, the Deputy Chief Minister said, Inaugurated Innovation Hub at Sukanta Academy for Science Arts and Culture by Tripura State Council for Science and Technology under the National Council of Science Museums, Govt of India”.


He also said, the new innovation hub at the sukanta Academy today should not be used only for exhibition but also to be used by the students for research and learning purposes as our new education policy calls for hands-on education.


Referring to the New Education Policy (NEP), Dev Varma said, the NEP suggested practical learning. “From the text books, we get information. However, we acquire experience from innovative ideas”, he said.


The Minister also said that a proposal would be sent to the Union Minister to set up Innovation hub in every district of Tripura.


Encouraging students to nurture an innovative mind, Dev Varma said, “We have accepted an innovative idea from the Bio Technology Council and are implementing the idea at Rabindranath Tagore College. Steps have been initiated to introduce Mushroom cultivation in a village. Students have invented a method to cultivate Mushrooms in banana leaf”.


Among others, secretary of the Science, Technology and Environment department Apurba Roy and Director of Kolkata based National Council of Science Museums Indranil Sanyal were present in the programme.